Guided Grounding Practices
Need a quiet moment to collect yourself, try one of our grounding practices. Available virtually anytime.
Gather, Rest, Reset (9:29)
A centering gratitude practice to help you feel grounded, spacious, and present during the sensory feast that is BlackStar Fest. Guided by meditation teacher Kate Johnson.
Returning Home (7:39)
For when you feel overwhelmed or triggered and would like some guidance coming home to your body again. Guided by mindfulness coach and mental health clinician Shesheena Bray.
In-Theater Grounding Sessions
To support festival goers attending the The Taste of Mango and The Sound of the Police there will be a pre and post grounding offered in-theater. The intention of these sessions are to support audience members as they engage sensitive and potentially triggering content, from a place of resource and agency.
Resources for Learning and Action
This year’s films touch on several urgent themes – land theft, colonialism, climate crisis and mental health. They compel us to not only witness, but also to respond.
This is wellness too – continuing the learning journey, and moving our knowledge into action in ways that remind us of our individual and collective power.
Below are just a few resources to support you as you find your next right moves.
“Did We Go Too Far?” – 6-episode podcast series from Movement Generation on parenting in a pandemic, queer ecology, black land & liberation, and being okay with the unknown
Green Dreamer episode 351 Learning Environmentalism Through the Lens of Black Feminism. Green Dreamer is a community-supported, in(ter)dependent podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, biocultural revitalization, and true abundance and wellness *for all*.