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Recommended Reads, Podcasts and More

Updated: Mar 6

These are resources that have influenced my work and helped guide me in my journey of love & liberation. May they bring you clarity, vision and inspiration 💜



Podcasts

Episode Title

Podcast

Description

For the Wild

Human illness is not an individual problem that implies something is wrong with you. It's a reflection of the greater the whole, of the way we mistreat the Earth

​15 Minute Matrix

Connecting somatics to physical/spiritual/mental unwellness

All My Relations

How Monogamy is a product of settler colonialism

Upstream

a clear summary of how Capitalism is inherently a system of exploitation. they don't use big confusing jargon. a good breakdown!

All My Relations

The negative impact of colonization on our relationship with sexuality from indigenous perspectives

Upstream

"Laziness" has been weaponized to exploit people under capitalism. Brilliant conversation

Emergence Magazine

Gift economics. How to share resources with each other in a way that doesn't promote hoarding/exploitation (a capitalist trauma response), but encourages reciprocity

Upstream

Brilliant indigenous wisdom

The Man Enough Podcast

​Alok Vaid Menon poetically breaks down the harm of the gender binary and the harm in using "I don't understand" as an excuse to ignore compassion

How to Survive the End of the World

Adrienne Maree Brown shares how they process grief

For the Wild

Talks about how white colonial settlers redefined the word "Aloha" to submit indigenous Hawaiian people to exploitation. They share how Indigenous Hawaiian culture has been traditionally non-monogamous and non-hierarchical. Imperialist culture introduced the concept of the nuclear family as a divide and conquer strategy

Holistic Life Navigation

The body is sovereign being that we are tasks with caring for. If the human body is a flower, spirit is the gardener.


The same way we love and respect the Earth by stewarding the Earth, it is our responsibility to steward the body with love and care...which asks us to slow down and receive our body's communication.

Holistic Life Navigation

This episode is for folks who run their own business or who work for other people. Luis simply shares about the practice of being in relationship with the body via slowing down and tuning in. Whether or not you have the ability to listen to your needs (if your employer sets your boundaries for you), it's a loving practice to be attuned and admitting to yourself with honesty where your capacity is at in any given moment.

Upstream

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YouTube Videos

Video Title

Description

A story of three people healing relationship wounds through non-monogamy

Audre Lorde described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet"

comedy music video about the health of the planet


Audre Lorde



Books

Please don't support Amazon. They exploit their workers. Jeff Bezos' wealth has sky rocketed during the pandemic. He doesn't need any more of our money.


Instead buy local. Extra bonus points if you buy from a black-owned local book store. It might take you an extra 60 seconds to google, but please choose love and respect over convenience.

Book Title

Author

Description

Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and angel Kyodo Williams

This book has deeply impacted the way I relate to the world around me. It clearly lays out how liberation is not individual - its collective. We're not free until we're all free.

Jessica Fern

The first published literature that applies attachment theory through a lens of non-monogamy

Bell Hooks

What would love look like outside of a dominator paradigm?

Bell Hooks

A must read for men and people in relationship with men. Analyzes the ways Patriarchal social conditioning interferes with loving one another

Dr. Nicole LePera

How to reprogram your subconscious mind by welcoming your emotional experience and regulating your nervous system

Adrienne Maree Brown

Censoring our own pleasure is internalized oppression. Reclaiming your birth right to pleasure is a form of social justice activism, not to mention an essential part of self care

Adrienne Maree Brown

Celebrates change and reveals how patterns in the animal and plant world are bigger reflections of the whole

Octavia Butler

Sci-Fi dystopian novel about what will happen in the future if we change nothing about the way we relate to each other and the earth. A true prophecy. Mind blowing. Must read. Check out the sequel, Parable of the Talents

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

Emily Nagoski

a combination of anecdotal and scientific evidence to help people feel empowered about female sexuality




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