The restoration of something stolen to its proper owner
This is Restitution.
What is described below is imperfect action. It is where I choose to start. And I choose to continue to evolve and update my restitution practice as is informed by impacted communities.
10% of every purchase made through From The Hearth since October 14 2020 has been/will be paid as restitution to individuals and communities that experience oppression as a result of the Western tradition of thought.
It is from this tradition that colonialism, capitalism, racism, sexism (all the -isms and many of the phobias i.e. transphobia) come from. It is from this way of thinking that violence occurs.
I am in a white body which is non-disabled and neurotypical, which was assigned female at birth. I grew up in a middle class family with access to generational wealth, and was born as a citizen in so called Canada with English as my first language. I have a post secondary education. I hold an incredible amount of unearned privilege at the intersection of my identities.
As such, these are some of my efforts to give that unearned privilege back.
As a general statement, these payments are intentionally directed towards individuals and organizations which are not non-profits or registered charities due to their natural entanglement with colonial government agencies.
Below is a list of reports which indicate From The Hearth’s sales and pending/completed payments.
It is because of my incredible clients – the beautiful souls that I have the honour of walking this life journey alongside – that these payments are possible. Together we pool our resources in order to redistribute our unearned power in a consistent and meaningful way.
Period from October 14 2020 – May 3 2020: RESTITUTION REPORT: 1, 2021-M05-09
If you have any questions or a suggestion of a group/cause to support, please connect with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am actively seeking individuals/communities/organizations that reside/operate in so called Canada!