What is ‘conscious activism?’
We all long for the world to be a better place, we want you to feel empowered to work towards equality, justice and freedom for all. We believe that conscious activism can sustainable, effective and joyful. It takes the approach of support for self in service of continued sustainable engagement in social change work.
We believe that truly conscious action starts within, and comes from radical self- awareness which asks us to know our passion and strength as well as our wounds, limitations, privilege and bias. Without self-awareness or work in the world risks being an unconscious playing out of unhealthy dynamics such as a savior/ saved or colonizer/ oppressed dichotomies.
We define conscious activism and service as coming from a place of solidarity, mutuality and respect. Conscious Activism begins with relationship, it steers away from hierarchy and a “helper” and “helped” dynamic.
If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together.
--- Lila Watson, Australian Aborigine