Category Archives: Spirituality

The New Woke (Part Three) Moving Into the Beyond: A Revolutionary Awakening

An Interview Series with Human Performance Specialist Berwick “Mahdi” Davenport

*Read Part One: Breaking Through Ego and Part Two: Stepping Into Our Power*

by Dustin Washington

On Nov 8th, 2016 we elected Donald Trump as our 45th President. His election ought to serve as a wakeup call for all of us who care about justice and love.

The uncut authenticity of Trump’s xenophobic, anti-Muslim, misogynistic, racist and generally brilliantly stupid campaign message stripped away any pretense of who we are as a nation. His election to the highest office of the land revealed the persistence of white supremacy and patriarchy, and exposed the true nature of power within a predatory capitalist country. Continue reading The New Woke (Part Three) Moving Into the Beyond: A Revolutionary Awakening

The New Woke (Part Two) Stepping Into Our Power

An Interview Series with Human Performance Specialist Berwick “Mahdi” Davenport

*Read Part One here

by Dustin Washington

 “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is power.”

– Tao Te Ching

What is the #NewWoke? For me, it’s coming back to my truest and most beautiful self. The #NewWoke, for me, has been about re-connecting to a power within my soul that is ancient as time itself. Continue reading The New Woke (Part Two) Stepping Into Our Power

The New Woke (Part One) Breaking Through Ego

An Interview Series with Human Performance Specialist Berwick “Mahdi” Davenport

by Dustin Washington

During my 20+ years of anti-racist organizing work, I have often wondered why so many of us who verbalize language of justice and radical social transformation treat ourselves and each other in stunningly inhumane and unjust ways. At times, it has felt like every other day I was bombarded with stories of strife, division and turmoil within the Seattle organizing community. These painful stories would often leave me deeply depressed and wanting to distance myself from the movement. Continue reading The New Woke (Part One) Breaking Through Ego