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About the work

Mission

 

Empower individuals and communities to create change by understanding systems of oppression, their intersectional identities and how to show up to create change in a way that is sustainable for them.

Vision

 

A world in which we are living in harmony with ourselves, our community and the environment around us.

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Values

Accessibility

Language

Values

  • People first, then planet, then profits - always seeking sustainability as the balance amongst the three.

* As a queer Latinx-Canadian femme of mixed ancestry living on stolen land I am responsible for my personal healing journey and the impact it has on the collective wellness of my community. I believe we hold ancestral and lived stories of trauma due to the colonial society we are in, and that healing these is a journey integral to designing decolonizing lifestyles; and that the end goal is a just future is one where we are living re-indigenized lifestyles.

  • PEOPLE (SOCIAL JUSTICE)

  • The wellbeing of the collective is dependent on the wellbeing of each participant in it. In my work I put my own wellbeing and that of community members as central for moving forward. This looks like showing up as our whole human selves - with our bowl of cereal to nourish our bodies, with a child on our lap as we nurture the future or with the need for space to be held for us. 

  • I believe that community, co-operation, and collaboration are key to our collective success.

  • I believe that housing, healthcare, education, safety, personal expression and freedom, are fundamental human rights.

  • All are welcome, no matter their race, gender, sexual identity, religion, income status or other identities. Just know that certain spaces are reserved for Black, Indigenous , mixed and People of Color who identify as non-men (this includes women, femmes, non-binary folks, gender non-conforming folks and trans women).  And that in ALL spaces they will be centered.

  • How is this space created?

    • Solidarity

      • Collective efforts are the only way to change collective issues. Each individual is responsible for contributing to the collective.​

    • Accessibility

      • I try to ensure I can make my content as accessible as possible, this is an ongoing process.

    • Affordability

      • There are honest payment plans available

      • There are discounts available to BIWOC/BIPOC 

      • There are scholarships available to  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

 

PLANET (ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE)

  • Daniela GR Consulting seeks to operate in solidarity with the  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples on whose traditional land I am an uninvited settler. 

  • I believe that the struggle for liberation from colonialism is the struggle to reconnect with an indigenous way of being with the land (this is a personal journey and also one of learning from local nations), and that we can look to these for inspiration for stopping our planet’s health from declining.

  • How do I ensure this in my work?

    • I strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible personally and in my business.

    • I stand in solidarity with the original caretakers of these lands, and show up whenever there is a call out for supplies and bodies. (as I am able).

 

PROFIT (MOMENTUM)

 

  • “Capitalism makes a liar out of all of us” Lutze Segu ‘The Social Justice Doula’ 

  • I believe that capitalism is upholds systems of supremacy, and must be targeted alongside other systems of oppression.

  • My goal is to empower as many people as possible to create social change in their lives. With my primary goal being education and my end goal being building healthy relationships. I take my cues from the solidarity enterprise model, that puts people at the center of the business.

  • The majority of my time is focused on offering education and support. I offer opportunities for people to support me financially by buying my educational products, so that I can meet my material needs and continue to do this work.

 

Accessibility

This site:

  • Is responsive to being zoomed in on to increase accessibility to some of those with visible impairment.

  • Does not contain flashing images or risky color combinations to reduce risk to folks with photo epilepsy.

  • Reduces distractions and noise to support folks in focusing, browsing and reading.

I am continuing to learn more about data rights and how to ensure the systems I use also respect data rights. 

I work on my own website using Wix, if you have any tips on how I can make this more accessible I will do my best to implement those tips ASAP.

Language

LANGUAGE

Language changes. As our collective understanding of justice grows, and better terms emerge, my language will reflect this growth as well. For now, these are the words I use because they are accessible but are found wanting:  

 

COMMUNICATION

I acknowledge that I am a human practicing a new way of being in the world and that the intention of my words and actions may not always have the desired impact. If you feel called to engage in dialogue regarding a knowledge gap I have demonstrated, please reach out. At the same time, I reserve the right to engage in generative dialogue and opt out of conversations that don't have that as the goal.

DEFINITIONS

Decolonization 

I use the word decolonization because at this time it is an accessible term for the dismantling of colonial norms in our lives although it carries a history different to this. I use it when discussing our unlearning processes, looking back at our history, recognizing colonization and processing our divestment from it. I use this term in reference to dismantling the colonial history of the Americas. This process has looked different in other colonized parts of the world.

 

Re-Indigenization 

This term best encompasses the process of unlearning and moving forward in a way that honours our community and the lands we live on. The goal of decolonization is re-indigenization. Indigenous is derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning "sprung from the land, native" and -genus "to be born from." It is a term that speaks to the return of being in relationship with the land we are on. I use this word when speaking of moving forward as this is a very personal journey based on our identities, what land we are on, and our current relationship with it and the caretakers of that land.

 

BIWOC / BIPOC

I use this acronym as I find it reflective of the experience of colonization in the Americas. It stands for Black, Indigenous Women/People of Color. Black and Indigenous are specified because they have had a very unique experience with colonization in the Americas compared to other people groups. But I understand this might not be satisfactory for some people of mixed ancestry, some Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members, and some queer community members