The Winter Incubator is for caregivers working to ignite the next generation of kind and courageous leaders.
As caregivers, we are limited in what we’re able to tackle – which means by the nature of our care work:
We work at home to support our families
We work outside the home to support our families
We don’t do what other folks define as ‘work’ at all to support our families, because that is what the kyriarchy is designed to make us believe.
Our care work is usually disqualified by outsiders because to juggle the needs our our families and our community we:
Spending a ton of time with our kids because that’s what’s sustainable and manageable for our family
Spending very little time with our kids because that’s what’s sustainable and manageable for our family
Constantly feel like we spend too little time collaborating on initiatives, and not enough time with our kids, because that is how the kyriarchy is designed to make us feel.
Our activism looks like:
Getting loud at protests, writing public letters to the editor, and leading the way, because that’s what works for us
Quietly supporting others by preparing food, making photocopies, sending supportive emails, or babysitting, because that’s what works best for us
Sitting in a dark room feeling confused about the ‘best’ use of our time and effort, because we haven’t gotten the support we need to focus and take action.
Feeling like we’re not doing enough activism, or the right type of activism, because that is how the kyriarchy is designed to discount everything we do.
If you identify as a person who parents, who cares about social change, and who wants to put any level of your energy and effort toward making a better world for our kids, you qualify.
And if you feel like you’re not enough, you’re disqualified, and you’re an impostor – the Winter Incubator is designed for you, specifically.