"...self -determination is not an endpoint but a way of being."
~ Natsu Taylor Saito
We all have the right, freedom, & power to determine our own destiny
Those most impacted by decisions are centered in the decisionmaking
"It's not about me, it never was, never will be; it's about we."
~ Las Cafeteras
Our work is relational
No one perspective or contribution is more/less valuable than anyone else's
Co-design strategies & co-create solutions
"Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is always in relation to everything else."
We all embody multiple identities which inform our perspectives & experiences
Our struggles & our liberations are intertwined
Analysis must be intersectional
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
~ Audre Lorde
Bold, creative, new ideas & actions are always welcome
Change is going to be uncomfortable