By Alexandra Tsuneta

Courtesy of American University, Washington, DC

Welcome back, dear reader,

I’d first like to congratulate you for making it here. Before reading take a few deep breaths, get settled, get centered, and then continue on this journey. What happens next is up to you, the only thing I ask is that you read this newsletter with an open heart, and an open mind. Take into consideration the issues within, and think about how they impact the lives of others.

Last week we discussed the importance of understanding generational trauma, and how that understanding can help you better serve communities that you may not…


By Alexandra Tsuneta

Photo by Daniel Julio on Unsplash

Hello, dear reader, and Chag Pesach Samech!

That translates to happy Passover because as you are reading this letter, Jews around the world are celebrating one of our holiest and most important holidays. Passover is a wonderful time, a time in which we gather together (prior to COVID-19, of course) and celebrate our freedom and the freedom of others.As you may (or may not) know, Jewish people were long-enslaved, and have been privy to many forms of genocide and abuse. So on Passover, we simply celebrate the joy of being alive, here and now.

This brings me…


Mallory Mosner and Alexandra Tsuneta: Two queer Jewish creatives discuss antisemitism, and break down binaries, racism, and generational trauma

Photos by Mallory Mosner, and Alexandra Tsuneta

Hello Voices,

This month we have TWO amazing writers to spotlight.

April 2nd & April 9th

Alexandra Tsuneta (she/her) is a queer Jew living a full-time nomadic lifestyle (is there anything more Jewish than that). When she is not writing you can find her outside, playing with her two wonderful dogs, or hanging out and cooking delicious vegan food with her radical husband. She just finished writing her first book which is due to be published in April. You can follow her on Medium: https://medium.com/@a.tsuneta or on Instagram where she documents her life and travels: https://www.instagram.com/gooftrooperz/.

In my section of this newsletter you’ll find information…


Ono Mergen

Photo: Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash

Hi,

Welcome to week three of healing intergenerational racial trauma. This week, I would like to guide you towards the path to unlearning negative patterns and internalised insecurities.

White dominant culture emphasizes white superiority and BIPOC inferiority, which is hardly a healthy environment for anyone with diverse ancestry.

To start, I want to highlight a couple of BIPOC therapists who are sharing free resources on social media. My friend Linda is an Asian-American therapist with a gentle insight. She has resources to help navigate the recent surge in Asian hate crimes and help you choose your ideal therapist.


Photo by Beth Jnr on Unsplash

Hey, you Radiant Human Being,

Welcome to the second week of our healing journey. This week, we will explore what environmental justice means and why we can’t talk about climate justice without racial justice.

It is an issue I am passionate about, so much so I have written my master’s thesis on it.

During my research, I learned the most critical lesson: Those who separate these two heavily related issues speak from a place of privilege.

A linear, one-dimensional way of thinking built the world around us on a Judeo-Christian foundation. This linear conception of history left its mark on…


Heal intergenerational racial trauma through conscious media consumption by Ono Mergen

Photo by Quinsey Sablan on Unsplash

Hello there, Starchild,

Do you feel overwhelmed by the injustice surfacing all over the place? Seeing Black and Brown and Asian bodies beat up, traumatic images and videos shared posing as “raising awareness”? Thanks to the internet, we have footage to prove what happened, but are they helping or are they just feeding into outrage media? I don’t see the criminals getting persecuted. But the images and videos of the violence persist.

We don’t get to decide if we want to see deeply, painfully traumatic videos of a white boy kicking and assaulting an elderly Asian lady in Brooklyn. …


Ono Mergen is a environmental scientist who grew up on the crossroads of cultures, on three continents

Ono Mergen, Enviromental Scientist

Hello Family!

As you know, last month we launched The Take on X and I really hope you have enjoyed Augustina’s section as much as I did.

Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce our March creative, Ono (she/her). She has been a writer of ours for a while and I know you will not be disappointed to hear what she has to offer. But, don’t take my word for it, here is what she has to say:

I’m an environmental scientist. I grew up on the crossroads of cultures, on three continents. My identity never felt fixed, and…


Photo by Zoë Reeve on Unsplash

Being born as the world entered the digital age seemed exciting compared to what I know of my parent’s generation. The constant evolution in technological advancements has made the world accessible, ideas and opinions can be shared with just a swipe. This has created a curious generation on a quest to critically analyze everything before taking a stand on anything.

Young Africans today are stuck in between two conflicting generations (Baby Boomers and Generation X) whose ideology differs in entirety from theirs. This wasn’t a small feat for me personally coming from a spiritual yet cultural African family who, although…


Islamic friend who was severely abused but is still speaking up against abused women in Nigeria Photo credit: Ashimare Onigah

Women all over the world have created a bridge for the rest of us to have our voices heard through the feminist movement. But still, we have a lot to accomplish as the issues of a white feminism are not the same as those of their Black counterparts. Regardless, we all fighting to be heard and acknowledged, but violence against women has persisted despite everything done to dissuade this! …


Artwork by @Kriart.world

Overview

The curiosity and exploration of life’s basic questions have always revolved around the spiritual rather than the physical. This is because when personal resources fail people tend to hold on to the spiritual.
African traditional religion (ATRs) and spirituality have always been surrounded by negativity. In my view, these common misconceptions are due to ill representation of the African culture. Therefore, this article will explore African spirituality, traditional religion, culture and the present way of life.

African spirituality is based on traditional beliefs and cultures. This vast, beautiful and diverse continent unifies under these beliefs and, each country and region…

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