When we talk about “the work” we often overlook what is not seen as “working”, yet if we are truly practicing an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist practice, we must extend our perspective of work, and we must look for different ways to both disengage and heal from capitalism and from the system. As a collective of People of Color made up of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian and Migrant bodies, we must look for alternative ways to get our needs met, this means growing our own food, sharing our own medicines, and finding our own ways to decolonize on a daily basis.
This work is important. It is often the most overlooked and undervalued part of our liberation, and it is often being led by the folks whose spirit seeks healing the most. This work is led by women, by mothers, by non-binary and two-spirit folks. This work is led by grandmothers, and by folks without citizenship, and is the foundation of community building by our people, for our people.