Let's Get Lit!
Bringing (media, emotional, energy) literacy into your family gatherings might not feel natural at first.
And it's a powerful tool in exposing the virus
(fake news and bigotry)
while preserving love in our relationships:
Us VS The Problem
Literacy is the key to the liberation of all people: or at least that's what my favorite teachers have shared with me. Reading & writing information for ourselves versus accepting someone else's interpretation, is crucial to self-empowerment.
types of literacy
Being mindful about informational/media literacy, emotional literacy, and energy literacy are at the heart of growing on the way.
critical media literacy 101
Be it in the "study the story" (tiny talk) or any other LIT conversation around any media, these questions put the power in the hands of the viewer to understand the biases of any storyteller: be it your favorite filmmaker, another family member, or an ancestor.
heART to heart conversations
when I share a critical reflection/analysis of a piece of media, some homies assume that I'm hating, and my bias (for or against) is showing. In reality, this is how I show love, I get lit to talk with the cultural text; to show my respect to the storytellers and to myself BECAUSE if a part of the story doesn't resonate with me, I will brush it off.