March 2023
Being the ones who move

2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. A year that is already fulfilling its promise of openings and possibility. Our beloved Norma Ryuko Kawelokū Wong Roshi spoke to us about the meeting place between crisis and opportunity--why it matters, and how we can prepare to meet these critical junctures when they arrive.


In her words: "Opportunity is going to come, mostly in the form of crisis. And there is work to be done to be sure that we are the people who know how to move. That is the key. Not just to be the people who can observe, see it. We need to be the people who can move into it."

Foraging as an act of decolonizing
By Amber Butts

It wasn’t until I started recognizing myself as part of the natural landscape that I understood, on a visceral level, what my adolescent body knew moving around Oakland: Place matters. 

In outdoor spaces, the familiar sense of not knowing where I am, which direction points east, west, north, south, disappears. Earth and its beings guide me, becoming central support systems to the formation of my internal and external compass. But it isn’t just that. Memories started coming back...

BLACK RESISTANCE: Three Black artists created pieces depicting Black resistance for Black history month this year. This is what they created.

MYRTLE’S MEDICINEOne of our favorite pieces from Emergence it, Kinitra Brooks shares an intimate story of ancestral connection with her great grandmother through rootwork (Conjure), illustrating the power of Black women's folk knowledge--and embodied ways of knowing.

ABOLITIONIST MEDITATIONPlease enjoy this serene, abolitionist meditation by Patrisse Cullors.

After a two-year hiatus, the 9th Annual Women's History Month Trivia Night is back!

If you're in the DMV area, please join us! All proceeds will benefit Resonance Network. To participate: 

  1. Find a group of four friends, family, or colleagues.
  2. Register your team at
  3. Come out to support a worthy cause!

For more about the event, venue, etc., visit our website or email:

Get ready for RENEWAL—a somatic embodiment practice that helps you let go of the old and open to receive the BLESSINGS awaiting you! Created by Anna B. Scott (@thinkwithreach) this Virtual Retreat Series introduces  Somatic Activated Healing™ as a practice of freedom. Join Acorn Center in March for this free workshop. All donations support the practitioners!

Please feel welcome to share your worldbuilding offerings (events, campaigns, articles, artwork, etc.) for upcoming communications. Email us at:

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