starter culture

Discover

Cultural transformation
from the inside-out


How can we make the radical changes
needed for our species to continue?

Starter Culture exists to explore the response to this question.
To do this we are bringing together and amplifying the work of those making space for inner-led cultural transformation.
Together we are co-creating relational cultures that support change that comes from the inside-out, in service of the deep cultural transformation needed by the whole earth community in these turbulent times.

Inner-led cultural transformation is about ...

… bringing our values, intentions and longings into alignment with our actions and the impacts they have on ourselves, one another and the other-than-human world.
... liberating ourselves from our cultural conditioning to access a deeper wisdom that supports more loving, healthy and whole versions of ourselves in service of the whole earth community.


Key ingredients of inner-led change


Resilience

Finding resourcing and trauma-informed ways to transformatively respond to burnout, conflict and other destructive power and group dynamics.

Connecting

Turning towards an embodied, deepening connection with ourselves, one another and the other-than-human world and the deep wellsprings of radically inclusive love this supports.

Collaborating

Unleashing our collective transformative potential by learning to collaborate across difference in solidarity with all that is marginalised in service of our whole earth community.

Decolonising

Healing and transforming intergenerational trauma from the historic and on-going colonisation that lies at the heart of our current crises.

Our Team

Starter Culture began through a conversation between three women who share a passion for inner-led cultural transformation and a concern about the degree to which the inner dimension of life is marginalised within our collective efforts around social and ecological change, a commitment to radical inclusivity and a desire to learn and collaborate across difference. We are currently expanding our team to diversify and strengthen our roots and nurture new flavours within this work.

Eva Schonveld

In making visible this largely hidden social movement, Starter Culture hopes to support its evolution towards its huge potential, emboldening its practitioners to see themselves as a crucial part of a potent collective movement for deep and unprecedented cultural change.
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Claire Milne

At Starter Culture we see activism as Love in action. A Love that is fiercely compassionate and deeply transformative and that gets to the heart and history of the matter. It is radical inner-led change that fuels this fierce Love - and which patriarchy and capitalism are most threatened by.
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Jo Hamilton

Several years of PhD research into the role emotions play in addressing climate change has highlighted how a sense of urgency tends to trump our building of agency around being with uncertainty; meeting people where they are; and processing our emotions - as well as just how marginalised the inner dimension of change is.
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"Justice is what love looks like in public"

Cornel West

Blogs

Here are some recent blogs from our co-founders to get a taste of the flavours they are each bringing.

Revealing a
Hidden Movement

9 June 2020
In making visible this largely hidden social movement, Starter Culture hopes to support its evolution towards its huge potential, emboldening its practitioners to see themselves as a crucial part of a potent collective movement for deep and unprecedented cultural change.
Read More

Activism
as Love in Action

7 June 2020
At Starter Culture we see activism as Love in action. A Love that is fiercely compassionate and deeply transformative and that gets to the heart and history of the matter. It is radical inner-led change that fuels this fierce Love - and which patriarchy and capitalism are most threatened by.
Read More

My Starter Culture

6 June 2020
Several years of PhD research into the role emotions play in addressing climate change has highlighted how a sense of urgency tends to trump our building of agency around being with uncertainty; meeting people where they are; and processing our emotions - as well as just how marginalised the inner dimension of change is.
Read More

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