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), Herbalist & Cooperative Food Educator

Before this collective was formed in 2007 to 2014, I provided hot meals to houseless, previously incarcerated, and low-income folks in the park, prioritizing raw salads and whole food distribution. In 2009, I began fostering a relationship with Nature specifically harvesting Seeds; using the each one, teach one, legacy methodology.

Since 2011, our BY US, FOR US grassroots initiative resourced by Accomplice engagement aides and advocates for low-income, genderqueer, People Of Culture.

Originally our focus was on free herbal clinics and Indigenous Solidarity, which grew to rural Seed libraries in 2013 and then wildland and watershed restoration in 2016, which is now sprouting into social advocacy through gardening and planting trees. Over the last decade, our focus is collective care, spiritual wellness, cultural revitalization, intersectional diversity, and play. 2021 we introduced rest and resource return into our framework. As we enter 2023, we return to our origins of building relationships on the reservation and birthwork.

Genderqueer People Of Culture can take part in any of our programs for free or trade, pay what you can by making a request. For updates on our current happenings keep up with our Moonly Connect publication.
Everyone else consider giving to our work.

kuwa jasiri in Malawi posing with 6 villagers on an Ancestral Return Trip
kuwa jasiri in Malawi posing with 8 villagers on an Ancestral Return Trip

Gender Affirming Programming:

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!

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, rest, play, Heritage Seeds, Ancestral teachings and health care treatments.