We have been engaged in this work for decades, learning through education and through trials, refining our understanding of the problems and solutions.
We come from the communities that are most oppressed. We have "skin in the game" so to speak, and a commitment to ensuring the guidance we offer makes a true difference.
More than anything else we engage in this work because of the impact we want to see and make in the world. That genuine desire is what drives everything we do.
We know that we are all connected. We know that the best and the worst that we see and experience from each other are a reflection of our global self.
We choose to believe that when people come to do this work, they too, are geniune. We challenge, build, and grow together while believing in each other.
We trust and are trusted. We honor our commitments, we keep our confidences. We create environments that allow people to show their ugliness without fear so their greater beauty can shine.
We understand that all that comes from a person is a reflection of that which was put in them, and to what they have been exposed. We have all been programmed by the same system.
We believe the best part of what we bring is our own humanity, including our fallibility and our imperfections that allow us to hear you and to embrace you.
The core driving force behind our work, the energy that brought us into activism, the truth that keeps us in the struggle, is the love we have for the life that surrounds us all.