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Co-creating cultures of inner-led change


Starter Culture is all about...

… bringing together those of wanting to integrate inner-led culture into our efforts around social and ecological change.
We want to prioritise, politicise and make space for the vital role inner-led change plays in the deep cultural transformation these turbulent times call for in service of the whole earth community.

Inner-led change is all 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.
It is about liberating ourselves from our cultural conditioning to tap into a deeper wisdom that cultivates the most loving, healthy and whole versions of ourselves in service of the more beautiful world our hearts long for.

Resilience

Finding transformative ways to respond to burnout, conflict and other destructive power and group dynamics.

Connection

Turning towards an embodied connection with ourselves, one another and the other-than-human world.

Re-Sourcing

Finding nourishment through deep culture-changing roots into heart, body, mind, spirit and soul.

Allyship

Actively learning to love and get behind all that we marginalise, oppress and struggle to love, within ourselves and others.

Our Team

Starter Culture first started to bubble its way into existence through a conversation between three women, each with over two decades experience in social and ecological change work, and who share a passion to increase the health and effectiveness of our collective efforts around change by returning the inner-dimension of life to the epicentre of all out outer actions.

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

A recent selection of writing that gives more background to our approaches.

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.
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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.
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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.
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