Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an alternative to prisons that builds safer communities by delivering feminist programming to people who have caused harm.

We envision a world free of prisons and patriarchy as the dominant culture. We build a world where harmful behavior is seen as a symptom of patriarchy to be transformed, in the community, by our program and others like it.

Our Values

Intersectional Feminism 

We root ourselves in intersectional feminism, how multiple identities (gender, sexual orientation, race) compound to inform our lived experiences. 

Rooting ourselves in lived experience

We believe that the people who know best how to shape freedom and change are those directly impacted by the same systems of oppression of those we’re working with.

Abolition of prisons and the criminal legal system

We do not believe in the carceral system at any stage. We believe it shouldn’t exist. 

Transformative Justice

Transformative justice [is] a liberatory approach to violence…[which] seeks safety and accountability without relying on alienation, punishment, or State or systemic violence, including incarceration or policing. We don’t believe in throwing people away.  We don’t believe in punishment. We believe all behavior can be transformed. We believe people are inherently valuable.  [This definition is adapted from Generation 5]

Rooting ourselves in love and community

We believe love is the act of spiritually investing in others and ourselves. 

Rooting ourselves in love and community

Non-hierarchical | “Relate-investigate-recreate”

We believe that transformative experiences come from communal healing not by “learning” from someone who's lived experiences do not reflect directly impacted people. Our model is predicated on our coach and facilitators relating to participants and transforming alongside each other. We believe the work of healing and decolonizing never ends. 

Trauma-Informed

We are not a healing justice organization, but we recognize the ways in which trauma impacts each of us, our participants and our work.