Mockingbird

is creating History Lessons for Adults

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Dill

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Welcome, Dills! Your enormous imagination makes up for your small stature. Every kid in the neighborhood needs a Dill to get into good trouble with.

  • Bi-weekly Lessons – includes Daily Practices
  • Guided Meditations
  • Monthly Podcast
  • Archive of More than 100 Lessons
  • Summer Movie Club
  • Mockingbird Monthly Newsletter – includes Resources for Children and Teens

Jem

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$5
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Welcome, Jems!  Bring your questions, disillusionment, and incredibly admirable need for justice. The world needs more of you.

  • Bi-weekly Lessons – includes Daily Practices
  • Guided Meditations
  • Monthly Podcast
  • Archive of More than 100 Lessons
  • Summer Movie Club
  • Mockingbird Monthly Newsletter – includes Resources for Children and Teens

Scout

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$8
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Welcome, Scouts! You are beloved and adored. We love your intelligence, your confidence, your thoughtfulness and goodness—but most of all we love your precocious spunk and wit.
  • Bi-weekly Lessons – includes Daily Practices
  • Guided Meditations
  • Monthly Podcast
  • Archive of More than 100 Lessons
  • Summer Movie Club
  • Mockingbird Monthly Newsletter – includes Resources for Children and Teens

   

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About Mockingbird

The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.
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Cheryl Strayed
The Mockingbird Patreon community brave space to heal from the grievous parts of our country’s history and our familial stories within that history. The effects of this unavoidable and distressing history have left us bruised with false ideologies, implicit and explicit biases, as well as ensnared in a barrage constant public discourse in our culture. And the evidence of those bruises often arrive in feelings of denial, confusion, fear of knowing, shame and hopelessness.
How do we heal this inner-history? We start by from the inside out. We begin with our own stories. And, the first sentence of each of our stories needs to be a statement of recognition that we are the descendants of a flawed nation of people who were colonizers, enslavers, insurrectionists, misogynists, captors, gatekeepers, segregationists and supremacists – but who were also rebels, protesters, idealists, dreamers, freedom seekers, abolitionists, suffragettes, peacemakers, and uniters. Only when we begin to recognize the light and shadows within each of us, can we begin to heal by unearthing the buried and untold stories beneath our history, seeing each other as co-heirs of a dark past regardless of our divisions, and by staying connected to our ancestors stories and the stories we are sowing now.
Every other Sunday, Mockingbird will harvest those stories and crossbreed them into our own hurts and concerns and dreams and passions. Every Mockingbird lessons encounters history with vulnerability, authenticity, courage, dignity, compassion and wonder. Marrying beloved classic books, movies, music and videos to the major discourses of our time, our objective for learning history is:

  1. To Hold Space and Understand Other Perspectives
  2. To Expose and Dismantle Supremacy and Oppression
  3. To Connect with Others Past and Present
  4. To Center Silenced Stories
  5. To Eliminate Shame

We’ve tried to make our community is accessible to everyone. You can join for as little as $1 per month. Becoming a patron of Mockingbird gives you access to our:

  • Bi-weekly Lessons – includes Daily Practices
  • Guided Meditations
  • Monthly Podcast
  • Archive of More than 100 Lessons
  • Summer Movie Club
  • Mockingbird Monthly Newsletter – includes Resources for Children and Teens

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