Promoting a Culture of Gratitude for Collective Liberation!

After many years of planning and exploring, the Radical Gratitude Project is expanding its offerings in 2021. Barbara Ford, in partnership with activist and filmmaker Dawn Smallman, will be solidifying and growing the reach of the project. See our mission…

New Poetry Emerging

I've been accepted as a contributor on Medium.com's Resistance Poetry Collection. Here is a recently published poem.

 

Be Water

That is the plan in the Hong Kong resistance
Flow through streets, leaderless emergent,
responsive to the moment 
impenetrable to infiltrators 

The Subversive Power of Gratitude

The train engine moved toward us, a transparent attempt on the part of the rail workers to intimidate the group of us sitting on the tracks. They blew the horn loudly, while the group chanted and waved signs protesting the…

The Empty Bowl: Creative Explorations of the Numinous

This past year I’ve become obsessed with the idea and image of the empty bowl. Perhaps it’s a natural result of the deep dives I’ve taken in some of my creative endeavors, but it has arrived almost daily in my…

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Cultural Artisanship in a Changing World

You do not have to be good. 
You do not have to walk on your knees 
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. 
You only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves. 
Tell…