Hopefully, you've landed on this page because you got to the end of Color Your Needs.
Below, you'll find some folks who are mentioned in Color Your Needs and others who do work that is deeply aligned. I'd encourage you to look deeper at the pieces that resonate for you.
I've made this list of Values and you are welcome to use it in whatever way makes sense for you. Find it in multiple formats here.
As one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse has influenced how I think about my own needs and meeting them. Her 2019 article in Harvard Law Review gave grounding and tangibility to my abolitionist practice. I encourage everyone to read it and pick up her 2022 book, An Abolitionist's Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World.
Tricia Hersey (The Nap Ministry)
Tricia Hersey grounds her teachings in Womanism and draws the connections between capitalism, slavery, and grind culture while insisting on the importance of reparations and rest. Her teachings are a constant reminder to me.
Toi Marie Smith
Toi is a growth and impact strategist and is someone I've looked to for years. She's constantly holding the tension of practicing liberation and making a living. She works in deep community with both Business for the People and The Spell of Capitalism. I also highly recommend her bi-weekly email.
Bunny McKensie Mack
Bunny McKensie Mack is an anti-oppression consultant and runs The McKensie Mack Group and Boundary Work (TM). They share openly via Instagram what the real practice of running an anti-capitalist and anti-oppressive business means.
Jade T. Perry
Jade T. Perry centers her own experience as a BlackQueerDisabledFemme and lives her liberatory praxis. With every part of her business, she models what it looks like to hold herself and her community with care.
James-Olivia Chu Hillman
James-Olivia celebrates all the messiness of radically relating. Their Instagram is a beautiful place for daily prompts that ask me to examine my values deeply.
Sharyn has been one of my teachers for years and supports folks to build genuinely inclusive spaces while unpacking their own privilege.
Andrea Gutiérrez-Glik, LCSW
I am constantly learning from Mia Mingus. Her Instagram is very very helpful as is her website.
Jake Ernst, MSW
Daria (Accountability Mapping)
I really really resonate with Daria's Instagram content.
Mara reminds everyone in her orbit that having needs is a must. She hosts the Needy podcast, runs programs and coaches. And she's currently working on a forthcoming book about meeting your needs.
Check out her episode of the podcast.