Mission

— A PRAYER —

Our new logo features an rainbow star arc with an inner arc of our programs that are above a Sorghum plant
Our logo features an rainbow star arc with an inner arc of our programs that are above a Sorghum plant

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

We honour the Indigenous Peoples as the original inhabitants and traditional stewards of the land. We work with many Nations across the world. We denounce colonized terms for states, cities, peoples, continents, celebrations and Nature as oppressive means to silence and erase Indigenous land based cultures.

Find out whose Native land you are on.

OUR MISSION:

Our grassroots collective care prioritizes mental health, spiritual wellness, and ancestral wisdom to affirm the societal greatness of genderqueer People Of Culture. We practice zero-waste principles, returning to ancient traditions of land stewardship. Since 2011, with our BY US, FOR US model, we center intersectionality, blackness, disabilities, houselessness, Nature and those incarcerated.

A native person interacts with a yellow butterfly. We honour Indigenous People and their land
A native person interacts with a yellow butterfly. We honour Indigenous People and their land

As an Afro queer + community led initiative we bolster basic dignities, access to leadership roles and truth telling. A decade strong Liberatory Network circulating resources to cultural hubs, collective housing, community gardens and families. We sustain genuine relationships built upon trust, collaboration & witnessing the fullness of each member. We value rest and creative expression as essential parts of living. Our community spaces exist for the purpose of replenishing and rejuvenating our bodies.

We welcome all identities into our community. We all have a duty in Liberation For All. Everyone self identifies in our community. Please use the definitions below to clarify the genderqueer People Of Culture we center in our community.

Genderqueer is an umbrella term we use for identities such as Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, Gender Variant, Intersex, Agender, Bigender, Transgender, Pangender, Third Gender, Gender Neutral, Two-Spirit, X Gender, Muxe (Oaxaca, Mexico), Hijra (India), Two-Spirit (Turtle Island), Mahu (Hawai’i) and the genderless. Folks that use pronouns such as they, them, theirs, it, the one, this one, that one, Mx, Ze, Hir, Ve, Cho, Siya (Philippeans), Elle, their names, and whatever fits them best!

People Of Culture / People Of Heritage / People Of The Global Majority have family lineage originating from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Turtle Island (North America), Caribbean, Mexico, and all other non-European ethnicities. Also known as People Of Colour.

Three community members each hold a flower ballon for Equity, Liberation and Reparations
Three community members each hold a flower ballon for Equity, Liberation and Reparations

UTOPIAN VISION STATEMENT:

Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary aspires to create a world where:

People have basic dignities and are accountable to their actions and those of their ancestry. Reparations are given through the RETURN of resources for the mental health and rest of the Global Majority.

Based on Indigenous and cultural sovereignty, we know who we are. We identify beyond the confines of race and gender, therefore naming ourselves and creating our own narratives.

Communities are strengthened through genuine relationships built upon trust, collaboration & witnessing the fullness of each member.

Stewardship of natural space is expanded so that we can accessibly connect to our natural rhythms, build friendships with non-human expressions of life, collectively use land, and restore nomadic lifestyles.

Validation, encouragement and cultivation of cultural and spiritual practices aides in the betterment of society.

Rest is understood as an essential part of living and community spaces exist for the purpose of replenishing and rejuvenating our bodies.

Creative expression fosters emotional release while bringing clarity and peace to the mind, body, and soul.

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