Transformative Justice

Caffyn has a body of work she describes as “Ethics for Outlaws” – which includes the webinar below, the Map of Generative Conflict, and many writings on Living Ethics. Caffyn says, “I am committed to integrating the erotic into our understanding of somatics, neurobiology, and how we navigate connection and conflict. I want our sacred, courageous, queer erotic energy to be liberated from the impact of so much trauma, and integrated into the practice of somatic abolitionism.”

“My path of embodied love is inspired by Transformative Justice – the Black-led, global activist movement to abolish the prison-industrial complex, and replace it with a world of competent care and enduring love. Oppressive, violent, punishing, exploitative systems are everywhere around us. They also live within us. With a dedicated, imperfect practice of embodied love, we imagine and live into new worlds.

“Beginning wherever we are, we each can contribute some small part. To contribute my small part, I share the “Map of Generative Conflict” and process outlined at that link. I hope it may be helpful in supporting our co-creation of places of social permaculture. When we fail each other, and have harmful impacts, we need help – so we can reach for repair.”

For more on somatic abolitionism, see Resmaa Menakem. For a resonant Community of Practice see Rooted Global Village.

“You have and still remain a guiding light, a profound love - across dimensions and illusions of time and space - and a beacon of remembering 'what we are.' In me, You are a Calling Home.”
Mari Abraham
“You opened up a new doorway for me, about how I could be, what my life, my world and my community could look like. You are so powerful, so special - you show me what it means to be a teacher: fallible, full of flaws, and full of beauty, truth and power.”
Kai Cheng Thom
“You are a fiercely loving powerhouse of change and remembering - of the body, stories and erotic wisdom.”
Solanna Anderson
“It is especially important to me personally that you are holding a torch for erotic wellbeing and authentic sexual expression. It is so rare to know an elder who carries wisdom and hope to heal one of humanity's deepest shadows.”
Nijlan Rosalia Bastet
“I couldn't be more grateful for the grace, kindness, love, acceptance and empowerment that I've been shown and taught. I am left speechless when I contemplate the life I've lived before this work, and the massive change and transformation I've found as a result of engaging with this paradigm of relationship with my self and other selves. So thank you, from the depths of my soul, for being you, and sharing you.”
David M