So much is going on and I'm burnt out just from communicating with people via video call for unschooling workshops a few hours this week.
My perspective has changed about some things.
First of all, there will be no more than two video calls per week. I know it's for my kids but I'm included and even sitting back letting them do their thing, I'm getting second hand tired, second hand energy drain. Those two days and the learning that took place went outside of the hour to two hour workshops and kept my kids engaged throughout the day.
The reading & writing and digital storytelling unschooling workshops were amazing (that'll be its own post). We missed the macaw behavior and computer programming workshops due to times not meeting up and you know what, I'm just drained. Like I said, two video calls per week only.
Ok so secondly. My perspective on life all around has changed. I been burning my candles, lighting she:goi, smoking CBD (which has CHANGED MY LIFE), even when I don't feel like I have a prayer in me. The prayers are already there in the candles, in the cleansing, in the air. There's a stillness within me that wasn't always present. Ritual has literally got me out of bed. I am out of bed a lot more lately. I'm outside. My body pain is in control. I'm seriously down to one pill, cymbalta. One pill! I'm trying to get sleep. I'm actually positive. LOL!
Which leads me to some new shit that I didn't expect. My friend Maria and I make a zine Decolonizing Parenting and this next issue is on autistic Black, Indigenous parents of color with autistic children. We applied to the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and got accepted and will hopefully get funded! So we will be debuting the zine at the fair May 25 and 26. Let's all hold collective space and prayer that everything will be taken care of as it should.
Another thing that's going well is The People's Zine Library. We've opened up the library to members who can check out up to three zines for two weeks at a time. We've checked out to three members so far. Currently the TPZL Librarika page is private with member sign in only. Right now we want to keep membership small so we can get a feel for how things work. TPZL also has two volunteers, Brenda and Sage. Brenda manages our social media. Check TPZL on Instagram!
As for projects, it's going to be Decolonizing Parenting zine and fundraising to get to Montreal with all the materials we need. My kids' project is working on the fourth issue of Black Indigenous Boy and creating art to sell at zine fests and other events.
Wish us the best things for Montreal, I'm so excited!