Cooperative Living: Week 17/18

Ongoing journey of living in an activist collective

Though I’m not creating as much content on my blog right now– I am still continuing to prep for that freelance journalist/ activist blogger life. And it’s cool that both of my jobs complement each other right now. I will spend all morning at the library reading the back cover of books, and realizing that all I want to do with my life is read and write. And then I will head over to my activist organizing job in the afternoon, and I will realize that I love people and rebellion and agitation and revolution is only possible with these interactions as well.

Last week we spent in Rochester with Carp’s family. It was a wonderful time, and we ate well, slept well, laughed a lot and were reunited with good people and our cat, Francis.

This Monday when we got back I hit the ground running with another full day of work with both jobs. After that I went to a black feminism lecture at the university with my roommates and soul sisters K and J, and then snagged two free beers and dinner provided by the posh private University.

Tuesday J, K and I attended the new Police Accountability community meeting I am a part of, and we strategized next steps.

Wednesday night we plan to have a co-op meeting about more internal trainings like conflict mediation and acknowledging power and privilege over others and continually learning to mitigate it (since we are supposedly a horizonal hierarchical collective).

Those collective co-op dishes though…

Thursday I’m attending an activist button making party at work in the evening.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday I will help set up and manage the fundraising event with 120 local artisans that I have been organizing for the past few weeks through my new organizing job.

I also created this traveling social media booth for it!

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