Starter Culture is about making visible and amplifying the work of those making space for inner-led change. There is already an abundance of resources around this, and all approaches to inner-led change hold different and vital pieces of the picture. The resource lists we share here are emergent rather than definitive or a comprehensive overview of everything out there.
We are prioritising sharing resources that support a whole-systems approach, and that will best meet the needs of those interested in connecting with inner work in service of deep cultural transformation (including the more outer infrastructural changes). They contain links to organisations, training, information, books, exercises and one-to-one support as well as materials to support you to reflect on and evaluate your own work.
Our guiding criteria for choosing which resources to share here is that they seek to address the relationship between inner and systemic issues through incorporating one and ideally all of the following:
We will prioritise sharing those resources, approaches and voices that include the greatest breadth and depth across all these criteria. This is because we perceive these to be ingredients that tend to be most marginalised within our more general efforts around social and ecological change - and therefore most essential to prioritise within our collaborative approach to inner-led cultural transformation.
We are making our criteria transparent so that you know how we choose which resources we give weight to and so that these criteria can be tuned up through your questions and feedback. The list is mainly UK and north America focused at present. It will evolve as we evolve and bring in new team members and collaborators into the Starter Culture family.
Feedback and questions on our criteria, and suggestions for additional resources – which feel a good fit for our criteria, can be added here [link to website form]. We will of course consider all feedback in line with our overarching intentions.
Trauma and somatics
Other than human
Decision-making, democracy, politics
Mental Health and wellbeing
Gender and sexuality
Transformations pages Transformations focuses on the intersection of personal and political issues, believing that deep change is possible where love meets social justice.
Diversity and Anti-oppression
Meditation and contemplative practices
COVID-19 specific resources: See our Resources to cultivate courage, compassion and equity in these turbulent times