"I don’t believe in self-care, I believe in collective care, collectivizing our care, and thinking more about how we can help each other."
Mariame Kaba, We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITY CONTINUED
5: Do the thing
Now that you've successfully outlined a couple different aspects of your community that could benefit from new solutions, it's time to (officially) start defining those solutions.
Pick three of your HMW questions, and for each spend 5 minutes coming up with as many different solutions as you can. It may help to define an active constraint blocking you from achieving solutions for your HMW, and defining solutions around that constraint.
Follow these rules of brainstorming:
1. No judgement or blocking
2. Explore wild ideas
3. One conversation at a time
4. Build off the ideas of others
5. Be visual
6. Go for quantity
7. Stay focused on the topic
Amp up the good
HMW build the learning experience with intrigue?
Remove the bad
HMW turn that “driving me up the wall” feeling into drive and determination?
HMW infuse the learning experience with curiosity?
Create an analogy
HMW make working feel like climbing Everest?
Identify unexpected resources
HMW use Mason Gross to foster collaboration?
Break your POV into pieces
Our community needs a way to build the learning experience with intrigue because we feel bored and disconnected when the material isn't difficult, but overwhelmed and burnt out when the material is too complex.