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Unified Threads


Synopsis: 

It all starts with perception.

What if our perception of the world, and its many inhabitants, expanded?
Every Being has a different vantage point.
When we truly know a soul, we find solace.
Asking questions with an open mind and heart is how we learn how to relate to one another.
Relational healing goes beyond the surface level.
When we listen to someone on a deeper level, we fear less and love more. We’re all teachers.
Every Being on this planet has a gift that is meaningful to share.

This podcast is about expanding our vision and illuminating the threads that weave us together as a community.

Simply put, this podcast is about Lessons in Love.

Welcome to Unified Threads.

Show artwork generously provided by Hava Gurevich

Sep 6, 2019

This episode is part 2 of a conversation with Ethan Hughes, co-founder of the Possibility Alliance in Belfast, Maine, and Grace Yoder of Polliwog Farm in Ypsi, Michigan. 

We talk about showing up, seeing the world as it is, white supremacy, grief, shame and trauma work, accepting disruption, self-organizing, seeking leadership from those who have been and are still most affected and oppressed by the dominant culture, and activating/cultivating our unique giftedness. Ethan also outlines for us the guiding principles they use to inform their work at the Possibility Alliance. Recorded August 7, 2019.

Threads mentioned in this episode...
Layla Saad’s book “Me and White Supremacy” to be released Feb 4th, 2020. www.laylafsaad.com

Sonya Sanchez https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sonia-sanchez
Audre Lorde https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/audre-lorde
Grace Lee Boggs http://www.boggsschool.org/grace-and-jimmy
Sheri Mitchell: https://sacredinstructions.life  (book mentioned: Sacred Instruction)
adrienne marie brown http://adriennemareebrown.net (books mentioned: Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism)
Lynic Pinkard, author of the essay Revolutionary Sucide https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P3-3249938151/revolutionary-suicide 
https://thesunmagazine.org/issues/466/dangerous-love
Octavia Butler, the science fiction author quoted at the end of the interview: https://octaviabutler.org 

Nibezun https://nibezun.org
Healing Turtle Island: https://www.healingturtleisland.org

Video playlists that shares a SWARM Training from Emily Mayer and Carlos Saavedra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKHGCY0nZLc&list=PLeJeAirMA52rjdn4ji49UWg_lebY2hdf4 

Hawaain Snail species mentioned in the episode: https://mashable.com/article/george-extinct-snail-hawaii/

Trauma resources:
“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. van der Kolk
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score
“Your Resonant Self” by Sarah Peyton 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score
The Circle Way http://www.thecircleway.net/the-circle-way


Book about the gift economy mentioned:
"Sacred Economics" by Charles Eisenstein https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11289729-sacred-economics 

Humpback whales recorded February 20th, 2000 by “listeningtowhales” found on freesound.org.

If you’d like to contact Ethan, you can write him at:

Ethan Hughes

85 Edgecomb Dr

Belfast, ME 04915

Call him at (207) 338-5719

To see more of Grace’s work, check out:

http://polliwog.farm/

https://thecooperativeatdawnfarm.org/

You can also email her at gracieyoder@gmail.com

Part 1 Episode 05: “Possibility

A special thank you to the musicians who shared their gifts...
Binho Manenti (intro soundtrack), Jazzy Robot, Taylor Greenshields, Ana Gomulka, and other anonymous artists.


Produced by Taylor Greenshields of Fundamental Sound Co.
http://www.fundamentalsoundco.com