Programs

illustration by Luna Nguyen shows our community in the kitchen, offering care, at the market, in the streets and in rest!
illustration by Luna Nguyen shows our community in the kitchen, offering care, at the market, in the streets and in rest! Kujichagulia means self determination in kiswahili.

“You are SO INCREDIBLY KIND. I am honored and humbled by your generosity. I will absolutely share your gifts with my community, and uplift yalls work. doyu sgi boo (thank you sooo much).”
–Dominique Pearson (they/them), Healer, Herbalist & Cooperative Food Educator

Since 2011, our BY US, FOR US grassroots initiative aides and advocates for low-income, genderqueer, People Of Heritage.

Our liberatory practice centers the cultivation & distribution of ancestral Seeds at our local, zero waste community garden. Through the art of storytelling we curate educational zines about our natural rhythms, rematriation, reparations, collective land use and Indigenous stewardship. Our captioned video series fosters a Nourishment At Home experience while honouring the emotional release of clarity, to the mind, body and spirit.

Genderqueer People Of Hertiage can take part in any of our programs by making a request. For updates on our current happenings keep up with our Moonly Newsletter.
Everyone else people support our work.

A group of 7 poses at the Food Symposium
A group of 7 poses at the Food Justice Symposium
18 Castor Seeds in my palm. Each seed is shiny gray with black inkings
18 Castor Seeds in my palm. Each seed is shiny gray with black inkings

Cultural Seed Saving and Heritage Gardening

Seeds teach interdependence, cultural values, communal harmony and deep Ancestral wisdom through sharing their stories. We grow and distribute over 20 varieties of Seeds that voyaged over during the transatlantic slave trade.

“Thank you for the seed packages you have been sending we have been developing our community garden and your packages are always a welcomed surprise.” 

— Kern Collymore (he/him), Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association, Diné Bikéyah Community Leadership Program

on teal background a queer wearing trans rainbow colors propels forward in their wheelchair
on teal background a queer wearing trans rainbow colors propels forward in their wheelchair

Gender Support

We honour those with self defined genders, support and affirm their journeys with name changes, talk therapy, natural hormones, commemorative ceremonies and birthing. 

Liberation Coaching Sessions

A space to care for deep wounds, release psychological-societal blocks, break generational curses and free vulnerable members of our community. These tailored 1:1 sessions allow deep transformation.

A collage of Afro centric femmes, Manatees, Orcas and the words Exhale, Imagine, Dazzling and Colour.
A collage of Afro centric femmes, Manatees, Orcas and the words Exhale, Imagine, Dazzling and Colour.

Publishing Educational Zines  

Creative expression is part of our mental health and self worth building practice. Do it yourself publishing is the backbone of our work. With the each one, teach one model zines are distributed freely during our programs. Our annual magazine Fierce Together is a place for truth telling.  In sharing marginalized narratives we build community and expand our knowledge. Curations include stories and original designs. Our founding steward regulary writes articles that uplift our people.

Workshops

In collaboration with other queer centering groups we offer teachings on rest, plants, gender, meditation and spirituality.

Nourishment At Home Tutorial Videos

Mainy word archs outline our tutorial video themes in read and teal text.
Mainy word archs outline our tutorial video themes in read and teal text.

Through the art of storytelling we make accessible, educational videos about our natural rhythms, rematriation, garden workshops, homesteading, spiritual practices, allyship, collective land use, Indigenous stewardship, and genderqueer lifestyles including reproduction.

Incarcerated Pen Pals

We link folks up with incarcerated queer folks for a nourishing from home social connection through letter writing with postal letters or email.

Resource Return

We specialize in the return of stolen, withheld, and usurped resources. Which consists of pure water, hygiene, land trusts, money, community spaces, herbal medicine, wild foraging, spirituality, Heritage Seeds, Ancestral teachings and health care treatments.

A poster designed by youth of colour that reads in bold YOUTH OF COLOR with a thick line under it. Below that is two sections on reads "Don't judge a book by it's color" and the other lists fun, awesome, safe place, place to trust, kind people, and never get judged.
A poster designed by/for youth of culture!

Nia Solidarity Stipends

Nia, a Kiswahili word, means Purpose through developing and restoring our community to their traditional greatness. We do this by giving reparation stipends. Funds are for any use although generally used for basic dignities like housing, food, education, utilities, trade advancing tools, assistance, medicine and mental health.

“Thanks to you I was able to get my rent paid and my sons parole officer and judge their money. thanks for everything, I want to thank you badly. Take care & be safe.”
— Zykeeria + Teenage Son, Nia Solidarity Stipend recipients