Episode: 060

How To Find Belonging

with Lola Pickett + Becca Piastrelli

What does it mean to "belong"? And how, as White women, can we belong to ourselves and each other, knowing the damage that our ancestors wrought AND the internalized patriarchy and racism that we still carry inside us?

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Show Notes

What does it mean to “belong”? And how, as White women, can we belong to ourselves and each other, knowing the damage that our ancestors wrought AND the internalized patriarchy and racism that we still carry inside us?

This conversation goes deep into ways to embrace the fullness of who we are and where we came from, re-ignite our relationship with rituals of the Earth, and tend to our spirits, so that we can stand in solidarity with our BIPOC kindred and dismantle together the systems of oppression that create and benefit from inequality.

Topics Covered with Becca Piastrelli

  • Where did Becca come from
  • How did we have 60 billion ancestors
  • Why Becca felt like a fraud when she doesn’t know the traditions of her ancestry
  • How Lola found out her ancestry
  • The ancestral ways when it comes to living with the land
  • How The Nap Ministry created an art installation in honor of the black ancestors
  • How Becca’s great-grandmother worked in a Louisiana shrimp factory at the age of 6
  • Why Becca still feels the anxiety to move quickly
  • How Becca faced the shame and grief of knowing the truth of her ancestry
  • Allowing the shame to point somewhere instead of continuing to wound us
  • Micro-practices that helped Becca to understand how colonization can still be inside her
  • Why human contributions to life in this planet is man-made and not part of nature is a lie
  • Why is anxiety coming from looping through shame is common to HSPs
  • Giving more meaningful comments on Instagram and email replies
  • How Becca faced the challenges of doing a lot
  • Becca as a hobby gardener
  • How Becca describes the western mind and ancestral mind
  • The difference in personality between Becca and her partner
  • How Becca and her partner created the painting The Space Wizard and The Green Witch
  • Using their painting as a tool to work through their “programming”
  • How Becca found out that she was pregnant in the winter solstice
  • Why cooking is an ancestral task

Becca’s Bio

Becca is a writer, community facilitator, and host of the Belonging podcast. She holds space for womxn to explore ancestral wisdom, connect with the earth, and find meaningful and inclusive sisterhood. In the age of loneliness, Becca shows us how to feel like we truly belong – to each other, to the earth, to a lineage, and to ourselves.

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