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Is it accountable to write a teaser about accountability? I guess if you deliver on it, it is.

I’m currently doing a day of working on Intimate Interactions editing, and have at least another one; but I’m looking at my notes from my accountability day intensive, excited to start releasing PDFs over the summer. I also have a better understanding of coaching and what successful processes have looked like and want to offer some ideas and resources to you. Most of these ideas are already present on the interwebz for people who know where to look, but I’d like to start agglomerating resources and creating not only resource sheets but grouping resources by the thing people are looking at. Maybe I’ll compile a sheet just for the coaching/pod phase of accountability or maybe I’ll compile a sheet just for process overview. I’m not sure yet, but I’m scheming over here : ).

I also started practicing something Marty Dinn taught me, which is that we can choose to pay 5% of all rented venue space to the indigenous land owners and 5% of all speaking fees to organizations that helped pioneer this work.

In BC, that can look like donating to local indigenous groups or something bigger like RAVEN Trust, a notable charity that supports all indigenous folks in what we call BC in their legal defense. They are affiliated with many important current cases here: Indigenous bands can go to the supreme court of Canada and get land title on their lands thanks to the Tsilhqot’in indigenous band and their landmark victory against the Province of BC in Canadian supreme court.

I also donated 5% of my speaking fee to INCITE!  ‘INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color Against Violence, formerly known as INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a United States-based national activist organization of radical feministsof color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities.

INCITE! is organized by a national collective of women of color and has active chapters and affiliates in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Denver, Albuquerque, Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Ann Arbor, Binghamton, Chicago, and a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. INCITE! was founded in 2000… INCITE! identifies “violence against women of color” as a combination of “violence directed at communities,” such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and “violence within communities,” such as rape and domestic violence‘.  (from Wikipedia/Incite!)

I intend to rotate the charities to which I donate my speaking fees to balance it out rather than splitting it among those charities each and every time. It also reduces transaction fees and allows more funds to get to those charities. I also feel as a mixed race genderqueer feminist a strong desire to support INCITE! in its work. It also seems appropriate since.

That’s all I have for you for now. Thanks again for your continued support of my work on accountability and podcasting about intimacy and relationships.

Speak to you soon,