Part II: Bodying Our Futures

"These structures and systems, they do not exist outside of human bodies. And what she said that was so potent was that if we were to STOP how they live and reproduce in our bodies..they would just STOP.'" — Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Welcome to Part II of this introduction to the Rooted Global Village. If you missed Part one, you can watch it on the Rooted blog here.)

In this session, we’ll explore some of the elements that comprise our body-centered approach to liberation work and why we value the body as a potent site of transformation potential.

In the video, you will explore:  

  • Why we value the body as a potent site of transformation potential.
  • How experience becomes orientations and patterned ways of living.
  • What it means to face the discomfort inherent in a body in change.
  • Stretching from where we are now to where we might go next.
  • Permission Not Necessary: What infantalizes us, and what might shift if claimed that autonomy that is our birthright.

At heart, and in our embrace of emergence and unknowns, we are curious about what it takes for us to disrupt and agitate (in sometimes even joyful ways) what can become calcified and habituated in our experience.  And how this calcification can block liberation.

What is the Rooted Global Village [Rooted]?

Rooted is a virtual space hosting members from around the globe - we are made up of people of various backgrounds, faith traditions and cultural perspectives. Inside Rooted, we gather to reflect, un/learn and re/member, as our perspectives and ideas are shaped and re/shaped through our many encounters.

Each one of us coming into Rooted comes to it from a unique lived experience; and from different social and geographical locations. For more on what we're up to check out the membership page:

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About the author(s):

Rooted Global Village

The Rooted Global Village Co-Dreaming Team is made up of 6 folks. Karine Bell, Mickey Vranic, Oceana Sawyer, Weena Pauly-Tarr, Liz Deligio, & Cliff Berrien.

Learn more about out team here.

About the author(s):

Karine Bell

Karine Bell makes her home with her two kids, her partner and a dog.

She’s a somatics teacher and abolitionist, dedicated to embodied trauma

alchemy. A bi-cultural black woman, she’s also a culturally reflexive anthropologist exploring the intersection of where our bodies/psyches/experiences meet our collective histories.

She believes in the healing made possible at the personal and collective level by the work we do through transforming experience in our bodies today. She combines continued study in somatics with studies in depth psychology with a focus on community, liberation, indigenous and eco-psychologies at Pacifica.