I find the Social Change Ecosystem framework by Deepa Iyer to be very helpful. You can engage it in the images below.
For a long time in movement work, I kept putting myself in the roles I thought I should be in — with an extremely narrow of view of what roles were needed/necessary. These roles didn’t jive with my body or my skillsets, so my continual effort to put myself there not only flattened me but also canceled my ability to be and do the roles I was skilled and called to do.
What I’m saying is this —
Support all of these roles. They’re all needed. And sometimes, yes, we need to share the load of the most challenging ones. But we can hunker down in the primary one where we best fit, and be all-in there.
You can do movement work *as you.*
We partner our skills, talents, and roles so that they build something bigger than any one of us alone.
Also, I’m a few of these things, but primarily, a Caregiver and a Weaver. How about you?