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
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
Octavia Butler, the science fiction author quoted at the end of the interview: https://octaviabutler.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/
“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. van der Kolk
“Your Resonant Self” by Sarah Peyton
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:
85 Edgecomb Dr
Belfast, ME 04915
Call him at (207) 338-5719
To see more of Grace’s work, check out:
You can also email her at
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.