Through this journal, we are inviting you into a new way of thinking and doing, one which begins with questioning everything we take for granted. In particular, how we contribute – or think we contribute – to a better world. We will not have all the answers, but we want to ask better questions.

The questions we ask are not about the answers, nor are they about new ideas. There are enough ideas out there to reinvent the world several times over. As Audre Lorde said “there are no new ideas still waiting in the wings to save us… There are only old and forgotten ones, new combinations, extrapolations and recognitions from within ourselves – along with the renewed courage to try them out.”

Poetry as Strategy

“Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams towards survival and change, first made into language, then into an idea, then into more tangible action.
— Audre Lorde

Trust In Movement

From the moment we take our first breath, we’re moving. 

Our mouths scream out, our toes wriggle, our chests rise and deflate. These movements continue until we draw our last breath, but they’re not our only movements. Our minds are at constant work too.

Towards a Regenerative World

The word ‘regenerative’ is starting to appear in many spaces, but is it yet another buzzword that will soon lose all meaning, or could it provide a useful framework for our work and life? 

Beauty as Justice

While we cannot turn our gaze away from suffering in the world, we cannot let it prevail. Perhaps our role is to focus on beauty. 

To Be Maladjusted

“We are asked to love or to hate such and such a country and such and such a people. But some of us feel too strongly our common humanity to make such a choice.”
— Albert Camus

The Damage of Binary Thinking

If thinking precedes action, it’s never more vital to examine how we think than in times of crisis, division, and fear. Despite the lessons of the past and our ever expanding access to information, we seem unable to move beyond binary ways of thinking.

Rest as Resistance

When constantly bombarded with bad news, we must allow ourselves to seek refuge from it all, lest the “negative seeds in us continue to grow,” Thich Nhat Hahn wrote.