Hello! This is a newslettery place to practice the interdependence that is part of resisting the white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchal lies that surround us.

Lichen, which is not one organism but at least two, is a glorious example of interdependence, so we’ve got cute photos of that to complement the main things:

  • liberatory visions, scholarship, and art from the people most targeted by racial capitalism and heteropatriarchy. Often BIPOC, often queer.

  • our own experiences of what mutuality looks like in our daily lives

I’ve experimented with the rhythm of posts so it feels sweet for me and for you; it was once a week, then once a month, and right now it’s…never-ish? :/ (Probably that will change again)

Also, this substack site is… fine, but it basically just collects posts. If you want more information about why lichen is rad biologically and philosophically, people who are winning change and teaching us all, and also offerings like study+practice groups, a collaborative playlist, subversive google forms, +++, head to lichenpractice.com.

What’s there, and here, is all an experiment. Please say real things about how it impacts you; when it replicates white supremacy and heteropatriarchy (that will happen, and it’s a gift to point it out); your daydreams for collaboration; and anything else you want to share.

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amateur lichenologist, aspiring substrate