Hi, I'm Kali.
I'm a writer, space-holder, and question-asker working to build a future beyond capitalism.
I study systems of domination, like capitalism, white supremacy, and neoliberalism, and ask things like, What do the trees have to say about this? What's between & outside of this binary? and How does that feel in your body?
I work with people as they grapple with questions about what life can look like under capitalism (and other systems), what we can learn from our bodies and the earth, and what stories, teachings, and practices we might need to shift our relationships + culture, and make a different kind of world.
I hold space for a wide variety of questions + inquiries, and especially love asking questions and talking about work under capitalism (whether that's paid, unpaid, or something not usually considered work by systems), the ways systems of harm interrupt our connection to ourselves, each other + the earth, non-binary imagination, and what kinds of futures we're longing for and bringing into being.
My work uses questions, stories, and somatic practices to identify the ways systems work in and on and between us. My practices come from my lived experience and study: I am not a licensed mental health professional, and/but I strive to be systems-aware, trauma-and-attachment-informed, and consent-based in my work and life.
I'm white, queer + nonbinary, and carry the stories + body-memory of european settlers and immigrants who have primarily worked with their hands, lived near water, and who in various ways chose allegiance to colonialism & white supremacy over collective care in order to find safety and security.
My mom says I've been curious about the world around me since I first opened my eyes. I have my grandmother's laugh, and her love of trees. (And while this website might make it seem otherwise, I rarely do things alone.)
You can learn more about my connections and lineages in this post.
You can find reflections from people I've worked with here.
How do we listen for what’s asking to be felt?
Sensing Collapse sessions arose as a response to the question: what is happening to us + in us as we live through crisis after crisis? What if the things we're experiencing in our bodies + brains are actually a totally reasonable response to collapse?
Sensing Collapse are free, 30 minute listening sessions that acknowledge the present and make space to talk all things collapse - especially the things we're feeling but don't quite know how to say yet.
What happens when we go slow?
Slow Work: a ten-month container for integrating deep questions, is a space to ask and hold big questions, notice what's happening in our bodies, and untangle our ways of meaning-making & sense of purpose from systems like capitalism.
Learn more about Slow Work here.
Other ways to engage with me + my work: