Beyond Horizontalism:
Co-creation within a Led Field

Beyond Horizontalism:<br>Co-creation within a Led Field
October 23 / 2022 The overall phenomenon is the way that so many of us relate to pockets of high capacity and of leadership as being at odds with co-creation.

Nonviolent Resistance in the Face of Hostility: Walking towards Conflict with Care for All

Nonviolent Resistance in the Face of Hostility: Walking towards Conflict with Care for All
September 7 / 2022 More often than not it’s the gap between stories that fuels conflicts, not the needs themselves that parties to conflict have, nor even their different strategies for attending to needs.

Increasing Collective Capacity for Visionary, Collaborative Leadership

Increasing Collective Capacity for  Visionary, Collaborative Leadership
August 25 / 2022 Collaborative leadership, as I understand it, is a transformative practice. In addition to patriarchal norms, it also challenges the anti-authoritarian, horizontalist rebellion against leadership of any kind.

Why Capitalism Cannot Be Redeemed

Why Capitalism Cannot Be Redeemed
July 5 / 2022 This piece is the result of my preparation: forty-three reasons why capitalism cannot be redeemed, in seven categories.

Carrot Oppression and the Othering of Unwanted Species

Carrot Oppression and the  Othering of Unwanted Species
June 24 / 2022 Through my tears, I expressed to them what I have expressed a number of times to others and have never expressed in writing. The way life evolved on this planet means that there is no food without killing something else that is alive.

Nonviolent Communication for Liberation: Flow, Mobilization, and Emergency

Nonviolent Communication for Liberation: Flow, Mobilization, and Emergency
May 6 / 2022

I have been on the path of liberation for decades, and most pointedly since 1996. Liberation, as I have been saying for years and years, overlaps with and is distinct from healing. Liberation, for me, is restoring capacity in areas where patriarchal conditioning has robbed us of it. It’s a …

Experiments with Truth

Experiments with Truth
April 8 / 2022 We use this phrase to refer to a deep commitment to practicing here and now every aspect of our vision, including at the edges of what we can imagine, to see how far we can go in applied nonviolence.

Material Risk Sharing for a Livable Future

Material Risk Sharing for a Livable Future
March 6 / 2022 I want to speak of the difference between “no exit” and “trap”. No exit is organic and part of life, born of the reality of being social animals.

Liberation for All: How We Can Talk Differently about Power and Privilege

Liberation for All: How We Can Talk Differently about Power and Privilege
February 21 / 2022 For the most part, almost everywhere and every time, I have found conversations across power differences repeatedly unsuccessful.

From Exchange to Gifting Part Three: Reintegrating into Flow One Experiment at a Time

From Exchange to Gifting  Part Three: Reintegrating into Flow  One Experiment at a Time
December 15 / 2021 In this third part, I want to look more clearly and fully at what we can do, both individually and as groups, communities, and organizations.