We begin with self-awareness but not in a self-referential way.

As we practice telling our stories, we find ourselves named and unnamed in the narratives and we discover our belonging to a larger reality. We work at the intersection of Critical and Collective Consciousness to bring about social change.

We are about spiritual formation grounded in the intersectional praxis of social justice and personal integrity. The writer Andrew Harvey calls it SACRED ACTIVISM.

It’s what we endeavor to do…

When I chart a map of feminist politicization, of how we become more politically self-aware, I begin with the insistence on commitment to EDUCATION FOR CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS.

Much of that education does start with examining the self from a new, critical perspective.

To this end, CONFESSION and MEMORY can be used constructively to illuminate past experiences, particularly when such experience is theorized.

Using CONFESSION and MEMORY as ways of naming reality enables women and men to talk about personal experience as part of a process of politicization which places such talk in a dialectical context.

This allows us to discuss personal experience in a different way, in a way that politicizes not just the telling, but the tale.
Theorizing experience as we tell personal narrative, we have a sharper, keener sense of the end that is desired by the telling.

[We} use CONFESSION and MEMORY as tools of intervention which allow {us} to unite scientific knowledge with everyday experience. So as not to place undue emphasis on the individual, {we} consistently link individual experience to COLLECTIVE REALITY.

Used constructively, CONFESSION and MEMORY are tools that heighten self-awareness; they need not make us solely inward-looking.

To reaffirm the POWER OF THE PERSONAL while simultaneously not getting trapped in IDENTITY POLITICS, we must work to link personal narratives with knowledge of how we must act politically to change and transform the world.
— bell hooks, "feminist politicization: a comment"