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M’kali-Hashiki has been working to make the world a better place since she was 15 years old, working on the primary for Harold Washington, the first Black mayor of Chicago. She went on to become part of the Black Students’ Association during her high school years at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and worked with the anti-apartheid divestment movement during her freshman year at Brandeis University. As a working adult, she became a paid activist & organizer working first with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (at one time staffing the ground-breaking Fight the Right project; being conference staff for the Creating Change Conference; co-organizing the Progressive People of Color Grassroots Organizers Summit; and being one of the co-coordinators of the nationwide “Undo 2 Day of Action” in response to the Supreme Court’s 1995 ruling on Colorado’s Amendment 2); then at Bromfield Street Educational Foundation as the Conference Director for Outwrite–the national Queer Writers’ Conference; and finally at the Haymarket People’s Fund: the New England social change grantmakers. She also was the Interim Arts Editor at Sojourner: A Women’s Forum, and a published author & essayist. As an out, proud LeatherDyke of Color, she was one of the co-founders of Lesborados & SAMazons, and co-facilitated workshops on SM, women’s & queer sexualities at conferences & universities in 90s.
I am a gender variant, white, jewish, chronically ill, amphibious body worker, energetic herbalist, organizer, candlemaker, anti-zionist, radical, spiritual, intuitive, introvert.I am committed to decolonization, embodiment, consent, radical liberatory Judaism, the ocean, ending capitalism, white supremacy, christian dominance and patriarchy, affordable accessible culturally relevant health and healing, earth and environmental justice, plant communication, growing food and medicine, safety for all bodies, mushrooms, bees, home.I am falling more in love with plants and plant medicine every day, deepening in my respect for the wisdom and power of the body, building herbalism and craniosacral therapy practices, studying somatics and trauma, excavating family history, mapping landscapes of pain and memory, singing, resisting christian hegemony, meditating, remembering dreams, riding my own waves, organizing everything, grieving, reckoning, building home inside my body, surrendering to water, learning how to surf, sweating, shedding skin.