May our Ancestry be present as we transition inwards.
Moon Phase: Waning Moon
Sun Phase: after Spring Equinox
As the great Grace Lee Boggs taught us, “The Only Way to Survive Is by Taking Care of One Another.”
Music: Shine your light we are equal, have hope! and Climb, you were born to win! with ancient knowledge, Remember who we are! perhaps learn from our mistakes. Shake it! because we royals! Although we still need a miracle.
For us, People Of Heritage (Of Colour), our Ancestry was intentionally exposed to viruses and experimental testing disguised as health care and peace offerings. For us this moment can feel triggering, bring up ancestral trauma and cause distrust. To add to our suffering we live within a toxic individualistic society that has lost concern for collective care.
As for us, collective care is at our core. We are updating our GoFundMe to reflect the needs of our community in this moment especially those infected with the virus, our elders, immune compromised and houseless. Please donate if possible.
For folks part of our community we are having one-to-one conversations about needs and working to fill them. At this moment assistance is organic food, herbal medicine, cultural Seeds and hygiene supply based. If we can fundraise more we will forgive microloans or give out cash.
Cling to your truth. Some ways to decolonize this moment.
PRAY: light a candle, build an altar, be spiritual, commune with Ancestry, ground, meditate, body movement, rituals.
Use Traditional Medicines and Knowledge: we are survivors. Turn to your ancestry and cultural practices to support your emotions and immune system.
Build Lasting Community: get to know those most vulnerable and become part of their network. Figure out strategies and ACT. Grow a plant they are our allies!
Go outside: Which is the safest place with Sunshine, dirt and Tree freshened Air. Deep into Nature, a backyard or community park! garden!
Meet up: (what?!?!) yes, groups of 10 OR LESS with physical distancing (6-8 feet) and hygiene are necessary for us as social creatures and to give/receive care of our most vulnerable. Especially if we meet up outside. Total isolation is a privilege.
(give and receive at these links)
Research some local bulk food distributors to meet your dried food needs at an affordable cost, these vary by region.
Resilience is in our blood article
Wild Weeds (store)
Starwest Botanicals (store)
Herbalist Viral respiratory recommendations
Indigenous made herbal-resilience-guide
Free permaculture courses
African Diaspora collection of Seeds (store)
Native Seeds (store)
Seeds and their people(radio show)
Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List
Ask A Sista Farmer
Multilingual Resources and these
Mutual Aide Disaster Relief: News — Supply List
Front Range Mutual Aid Network (occupied Colorado) plus request form
Denver community Mutual aide
List of resources 1 and 2
For Indigenous Folks
Collective Care by colonized state
many more in the above documents
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Indigenous Folks To Support
Financial solidarity for artists
Artists relief tree (facebook) website
Freelance artist resources
Queer and Trans in gig economy (Twitter)
Immune compromised folks
LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip based workers
Queer Writers of color to give
Colorado Artist Talents and Skills
Thank you for valuing People Of Heritage and the work we do to keep our community in wellness. Donations are matched dollar for dollar and go towards cultural revitalization and spiritual tending.