Land staff and neighbors come together to learn from Anderson Valley Fire Chief Andres Avila how to use fire as a tool
The crew discusses oppression and the various manifestations of it and our responses to it.
When I was younger, I didn’t realize what I was asking for was to be meeked, to find a place for the wildness I felt and not be broken of it. The Exodus and Housing Works Transition program participants are also looking for a place to put their wildness that doesn’t cause harm.
Incarcerated Soulmakers in Unconditional Freedom’s Art of Soulmaking talk about the program’s impact on their lives
I think most people, when they are offered pancakes or waffles for breakfast, feel that this is something to look forward to, that it brings joy to their morning, and it makes them feel special.
“We’re human beings, of course we’re gonna feel emotion, of course we’re gonna go through this. But that connects us to the people we’re protecting. That connects us because we both have the same emotions. We have anxiety, we get depressed, we get sad, we get angry.”
“When was the last time you sat down somewhere, closed your eyes, and saw what it was like to just be? Somewhere along your way you lost what it was like to live as if the world was on your side…”
As the chef for a nonprofit that relies entirely on volunteers, I’ve had to learn how to motivate and inspire others instead of resorting to the harsh and intimidating treatment I received as a young and eager cook.
“Without the Art of Soulmaking and without breathing and being one with myself, I wouldn’t have been able to get through the situations I’ve been faced with.”
Unconditional Freedom, a registered 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to restoring dignity to marginalized individuals, is thrilled to announce a generous gift of $280,000 from Kate Wiggs to support its transformative Prison Monastery program.