Men Coming Together

Men Coming Together

A few weeks ago I drafted an intimate, vulnerable, update to the members of the Better Men Project. Then it got sent to my entire listserv.

It was a mistake that left me feeling exposed. But I was moved and encouraged by your response. I’m still looking for the words to talk about what I have learned on this often painful path from toxic masculinity towards conscious masculinity. But I commit to finding a way to share. There is something liberating about truth and our stories.

Damali Vidot: City Council President and Goddess Incarnate

Damali Vidot: City Council President and Goddess Incarnate

Meet Damali Vidot. Chelsea's City Council President. A mother. An activist. A healer. And the coolest, funniest person that you will ever meet. In this series she speaks of her journey from being a self proclaimed "hood rat" to Chelsea's City Council President. She teaches us about the difficulties of working in the political trenches, and how spirit has been integral to her survival.

Real Leverage

Real Leverage

Only ten percent of our happiness is determined by our circumstances. Where we live. How rich or poor we are. Our health. Our place within the structure of oppression.

I want my work to have a direct impact on the objective conditions of the people. But it is imperative that I pay attention to how I go about doing this. Because I risk limiting my impact. My work should aim for more than only 10 percent of a person’s experience of happiness, of freedom and aliveness. I want real leverage.