Our Guiding Principles

Accountability

We do not coddle privilege, guilt, or ‘good intentions’ here. Instead, we encourage one another to be accountable to supporting and challenging one another. We frame accountability as love, and recognize that in moving toward a society in which sustainable liberation can manifest, we have to build trust in holding one another and ourselves accountable.

Collectivity

Our liberation is inextricably bound to one another. We believe it is a fundamental articulation of resistance to engage in collectively healing wounds that have been placed on us by institutionalized forms of violence.

Authenticity

We hope to create a sacred space in which contributors feel safe, supported, nurtured, and celebrated in sharing their narratives in a way that is authentic to them. We do not, in any capacity uphold expectations of respectability politics, nor do we tolerate policing one another in harmful ways. We hope for this space to be one in which we can honor and show up unapologetically in the embodiment of our truths.

Radical Compassion

We believe that it is crucial to center love and compassion in our movements; especially as women and femmes of color of all genders who are subject to intersecting forms of institutional, mental, emotional, and interpersonal violence which are rooted in falsehoods that insist we are not worthy of love. We are all infinitely worthy of an abundance of love; we prioritize compassion, gentleness, and affirmation in the ways we manage this blog.

Intersectionality

We believe it is insufficient to merely reference intersectionality as an aspect of community building; it is crucial that community-building frameworks begin with honoring intersectionality as a fundamental organizing axis that is necessary in developing a critically engaged, anti-oppressive, & accountable community.

Decolonization

We are committed to actively disrupting and interrogating, white supremacist, western, colonial-informed heteropatriarchal notions of health and ways of being in the world. We seek to reclaim and re-center the experiences of women and femme people of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, working class, immigrant, sick & disabled, and third world women & femmes.

We Must Dream Big

We believe that our collective healing as women & femmes are only as tangible as we allow ourselves to dream. We believe that it is crucial to indulge fully in our dreamy and imaginative selves in order to continue visualizing what our freedom & liberation looks like.

We are Oceanic

We honor, affirm, and celebrate the brilliance of our sacred community. We believe it is critical to affirm more expansive & multidimensional ways of existing, being, and living. Your full, human self is welcome here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. this is so amazing <33

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  2. you are LITERALLY doing a world of good. 🙂

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