What would the world look like if we prioritised building the emotional and physical structures we all need to live more loving and liberated lives? Inspired by the teachings of Black and disabled feminists, Janey and Seyi share Level Up’s practice of collective care as a strategy for change. For them, collective care is valuing our bodies, labour and humanity. They describe collective care as ‘not a nice to have’ but fundamental to dismantling capitalist and patriarchal systems within the workplace – and society more widely. Janey and Seyi are feminist organisers and co-directors of Level Up, a UK feminist organisation campaigning for gender justice. Janey lives to create spaces for women’s collective rage, joy and solidarity and is currently focused on a campaign to end the imprisonment of pregnant women and new mothers. Seyi is a member of Project Tallawah collective, an emerging Black feminist community resource led by and for Black/Global Majority women, girls and gender non-conforming people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Janey Starling and Seyi Falodun-Liburd

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