2021-07-23T13:00:58+0000

“On the other side of rest is Flow.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
— Ixchel Lunar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Performative professionalism is the thing that’s gotten in my way all my life. The perfection and impeccability that I was taught was a dominator culture coping skill taught by well-meaning BIPOC family and mentors long ago. (h/t to @gieselleallen and @kellydiels for the insights and questions that unlocked my soul.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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IT’S FUCKING EXHAUSTING!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s also a way of Latine (and BIPOC) culture doing proximity to whiteness. If our shirts are crisp enough, our shoes clean and on-trend, and just the right amount of gold, we feel like we might pass enough to get ahead.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As a survival method, it’s definitely worked for some Latine (and BIPOC) entrepreneurs (I see you Marco Rubio). For others, like me, not so much, especially when I’ve leveraged the proximity to force dismantling of oppressions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Decolonizing Time pushes back on these systems that weigh on our cognitive load. Carrying this load steals our time, our attention, and focus — all of which kill our innovation, creativity, and our ability to get into Flow states, our birthright.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“On the other side of Rest is Flow” has resonated with culturemakers because we’ve all maxed our capacity. We crave rest.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Know This. Much of the overload is dominator culture taking up space in our bodies rent-free.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s time to drop that shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Part of reclaiming our Time is making space to think and feel without all that dominator culture programming. It’s a satyagraha practice that I refer to as Dreaming in the Wild. #untethered #restrevolt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This was how our ancestors thrived. This is how we can review and adopt or adapt our ancestors’ traditions of community care and rest so we can become good ancestors in the future.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How do you co-regulate or co-relate?

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