Resilience & Revitalization is a collaborative project zine for visioning and practicing restorative justice and community connection in this time of pandemics,
It is an invitation to deepen our relationships with what it can mean to be accountable to our needs, desires, and healing. What and who do we draw upon for strength? How do we grow toward resiliency in a culture that forces many of us to choose constantly between immediate and long-term survival and safety? What can it mean to explore accountable, loving, and sustainable relationships to self and others?
This zine explores what it can mean to engage our relationships with our bodies, minds, and spirits in ways that honor the vulnerability required to show up for ourselves and our communities. Featuring new works by over 15 contributors who are young, queer, trans, of color, disabled, incarcerated, and more, R+R offers us all the opportunity to connect with what is necessary to forge the futures we want to live in.
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
40 page zine with color cover of gloss laminate finish, color inside print and graphics of satin finish
Zine created by Spring Up: a collective of care workers, transformative justice practitioners, liberatory educators, and coaches practicing and teaching the liberatory arts at bluelight academy. They cultivate a culture of consent and liberty for all through storytelling and popular education.
Nikki Minor (she/they) is a practitioner of folk herbalism, zine maker [and contributor to this zine], and creative force behind Chicory Botanicals (@chicoryzine), a Black-owned line of small-batch herbal medicines and plant zines.
Nikki was born and raised on Chitamacha-Houma land (aka New Orleans, LA) and has been practicing herbalism for 5 years. Nikki is passionate about plants, accessibility in herbalism, anti-racism, community-based mutual aid, and being an educator.
Chicory Botanicals was started in 2017 with a mission to make affordable herbal medicines and raise money to donate to a local bail fund. Chicory Botanicals donates 10% of its monthly proceeds to local and national mutual aid.