The Arkenstones*:

My Principles

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Equity: 

Recognizing that we live within systems of oppression, and working to respond to structural oppressions in strategic ways that minimize inequalities on a larger path to building justice.  

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Diversity:

Difference is our strength

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Inclusion & Belonging:

Everyone has a role and a place

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Accessibility & Disability Justice:

"Born [from the organizing of] queer disabled women of colour....It insists that our worth is inherent and tied to the liberation of all beings". 

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Intersectionality:

"Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things."  -Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Anti-Oppression:

Started by  women  of colour organizers. I seek to align myself and my work in direct opposition to oppression. 

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Solidarity:

Working in solidarity with communities that are already doing the real work.

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Braver, Safer Spaces:

Holding space for our contradictions, learning how to be safer to others; sharing imperfect spaces with imperfect people. 

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Body Positivity & Body Liberation:

All bodies are good bodies. 

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Consent:

Centering consent in physical and emotional interactions, privacy, and throughout relationships

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Trauma-Informed:

Honouring the lived experiences of community members and creating meaningful engagement that feels good. 

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Accountability & Calling In:

Holding each other accountable through naming harm and invitations to do better while remaining anchored in community.

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Community-Based:

Process over product. Relationships over results. 

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All Feelings Welcome:

 All feelings are valid! Our feelings tell us  important things and I work to honour that knowledge in my work. 

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*In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the Arkenstone, also called "the King's Jewel" was a gem and family heirloom in the Line of Durin, and sought after by Thorin Oakenshield