Love & Kindness

A remembering and returning to Love.

This pillar is our foundation — The root of all wave-making.

The selfless act of using one’s time to make impactful change is, within itself, a loving act of kindness.

It is leading with compassion and choosing to do the internal work so that we can always find our way back to love. It is filling up our own cup, so that we have enough overflow to share with others.

How can we make generosity and connection as present as the air we breathe?

#STWLove #STWKindness

A remembering and returning to Love.

This pillar is our foundation — The root of all wave-making.

The selfless act of using one’s time to make impactful change is, within itself, a loving act of kindness.

It is leading with compassion and choosing to do the internal work so that we can always find our way back to love. It is filling up our own cup, so that we have enough overflow to share with others.

How can we make generosity and connection as present as the air we breathe?

#STWLove #STWKindness

Love & Kindness Projects

Ancestors Dream

To enable young people from the South Asian Diaspora within disadvantaged and poor areas of London, to take ownership of their narratives in terms of their history, culture and identity. To empower them through positive self identity to harness their gifts of creativity to explore and create a better future for themselves within their local communities and beyond.

This projects’ core vision is for young people of colour from the South Asian Diaspora to feel seen, to feel heard and to feel worthy of representation in their communities. Through creative expression of WORD-SOUND-POWER and POETRY, they will overcome feelings of oppression and marginalisation.

Homeless Care Packages

Columbus, OH - Hopewell, Myaamia, and Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) land

This project will create and distribute care packages to individuals struggling with homelessness in Columbus, where the number of people without secure housing has risen rapidly during COVID. Care packages will include socks, water bottles, blankets, clothing, food, and related items.

Drag King Bilingual Story Time

San Antonio, TX - Coahuiltecan, Jumanos, and Tonkawa land

Drag King Bilingual Story Time—where D.R.A.G. signifies Dancing, Reading, Arte (Art) y Ganas (Movement & Empowerment)!—serves to create family-friendly events that help enrich a child’s development while promoting inclusion. Drag King Bilingual Story Time is the family friendly project direct from the minds of Los MENtirosos Drag Kings, San Antonio’s only all Latinx Drag King troupe.

Love & Kindness Resources

Kindness is Contagious

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary by David Gaz, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best selling author of the novel (and film) Pay It Forward. It’s a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice. Kindness Is Contagious profiles cutting-edge scientists and best-selling authors from Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people from all walks of life whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery.

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur

SEE NO STRANGER is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future.

Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm

Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading Kingian Nonviolence trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice (utilized by the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter), and proves that nonviolent civil resistance remains the most effective strategy for social change in hostile times.