Leah Penniman encourages us to recognize Earth as teacher, text, and kin.
In 2021, adrienne maree brown created Murmurations, a monthly column exclusively for YES! Media. The author, emergent strategist, and thought-leader spent the next year exploring accountability—within oneself, community, and as part of a global ecosystem. brown also marked each solstice and equinox with a “Spell for a Season.” By the end of 2022, brown was eager to grow the chorus of voices amplified within these Murmurations, and curated a new cohort of emergent strategists to author the monthly column and seasonal spells. Readers can expect the same depth, nuance, and empathy they’ve come to expect from Murmurations, with an even greater breadth of experience, perspective, and wisdom to share.
adrienne maree brown reflects on the lessons they’ve learned authoring this column for the past year, and lays out a path for what’s to come.
In their final “Spell for a Season,” adrienne maree brown explores the beauty and grief that come with a year that felt at once interminable and brief.
The end of a world built on toxic ideas of supremacy can make way for a better, more collective and connected existence, writes adrienne maree brown.
adrienne maree brown ponders how (and whether) we should be accountable to ancestors who held beliefs vastly different from our own.
In their September column, adrienne maree brown asks how we can hear beyond the human cry for help.
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, adrienne maree brown offers a seasonal spell to honor the fall equinox.
Talking about endings can be scary, but they are necessary if we are to create something better together, writes adrienne maree brown.
Being accountable to ourselves and in our relationships with others helps to create a broader culture of accountability, writes adrienne maree brown.
To heal ourselves, we must remember that we are a small part of a much greater whole, writes adrienne maree brown in their June column.
With longer days comes more joy, but also more risk, adrienne maree brown reminds us on the summer solstice.
Holding ourselves accountable is the first step toward true healing, which is the victory we should all be working towards, says adrienne maree brown.
When it is difficult to see the truth, speaking it becomes even more essential, writes adrienne maree brown.
Unlearning our punitive impulses will take slow, hard work, says adrienne maree brown. But it is possible.
“Let us remind ourselves that life moves ever towards life.”
Two years into a global pandemic, adrienne maree brown invites us to root into compassion and reconnect with our state of interbeing.
adrienne maree brown invites YES! readers to join her in writing “fan fiction and fan poetics for the future.”
adrienne maree brown reflects on the sacred rest that comes about with the winter solstice.
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