Nonviolence is in our blood and it is the first thing that governs everything we do, even before our mission.
We share a holistic commitment to intellectual rigor which honors intuition and received wisdom alongside research, evidence, and logic, while embracing uncertainty.
We bring every part of ourselves to our work, including the emotional, professional, and spiritual.
We are individuals who share a calling. We eschew the notion that titles and salaries are a measure of a person’s worth.
We always put transparency and accessibility over security and competition. We seek collaboration by sharing everything we create and trusting that if our contribution is valuable, we’ll get the support we need in return.
We celebrate risks and failures of every kind, isolating assumptions and putting them to the test whenever possible.
We seek to understand the ways in which trauma affects us and others so that we can be literate in healing ourselves and treating others with care.
We bring power to the surface and celebrate it, believing that power held wisely—and transparently—by one is power for all.
When we fail to live up to these aspirations or when things blow up in our faces, we hold ourselves and each other with love and understanding.