Grief to Action

 

Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

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With Your Help, We are Making The World a Better Place for BIPOC

Grief to Action was founded to fill the needs of BIPOC in need of a place and community to facilitate healing and hope. Hear co-founder Aaron Johnson speak into the birthing of Grief to Action.

Grief to Action Origin Story

Our Story

Grief to Action was founded to fill the needs of BIPOC in need of a place and community to facilitate healing and hope. We desire to grieve and process trauma at the pace of resistance and revolution and not at the pace of media coverage. Grief to Action is a semi-mobile camp with a land-based community in the Mojave Desert. We hold space on the land and with the land for deep grief and rage that gives birth to the creative solutions we need to resist and end oppressive systems. The land and sanctuary are Black-owned and Black-led centering the needed grief support for African-heritage folks and all People of the Global Majority.

Who We Are

Porsha Beed

Porsha Beed

Lead Facilitator

Porsha Beed is an intimate activist and mentor who specializes in teaching young people and adults about the importance of deep human connection, holistic resistance, and the importance of self-love and resiliency. She is passionate about dismantling racism and oppression. As an earth builder and integrator of race, she strives to build a lifelong community to end racism. Her love for the Earth and for intentional community is the nest in which Porsha has chosen to fight systems of oppression

Shari Franjevic

Shari Franjevic

Coach

I live my life from the core values of holistic health and justice, grounded in love.  I believe that transformation happens from the inside out through embodied loving connection with other human beings and the natural world.  I strive to meet life with curiosity and compassion as a continuous learning journey.  I believe that Grief to Action Camp provides a critical approach and support structure for healing and empowerment to fuel  the transformation towards justice and holistic health I believe our world desperately needs.      

Grace Bryant

Grace Bryant

Coach

Grace Bryant (they/them) loves inviting people into the shadows, discomfort and fun of sex, sexuality & intimacy, community building, anti-oppression, and dismantling our inherited and created conditions. They founded Sacred Embodiment Community whose vision promotes connection and transformation through social change, awakened embodiment, conscious relating and spiritual liberation. Grace offers intimacy, relationship, spirituality and life coaching through touch & bodywork, energy work, emotional awareness and mindfulness. They are exceptionally grateful for all of the communities, colleagues and badass people in their life who inspire creativity in the chaos and have taught them so many tools of radical acceptance, and personal and societal dismantling.  

Jennifer Satoh

Jennifer Satoh

Coach

My life work revolves around embodying qualities of liberation, authenticity and vulnerability through trauma informed movement, awareness and facilitation of honest conversations.
Grief to Action provides a sanctuary space both externally and internally to feel safe enough to begin healing and acting towards greater liberation for African Heritage folks.

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There's enough time in the day to change the world.

- Aaron Johnson, Grief to Action co-founder