Resources

Resource bank from my personal journey of learning about decolonization, led by Black and native voices. Shoutout to Design to Divest for sparking this joy of healing for me :)

 

There’s something for everybody here! To share any additional resources with us you can email us at mirinadesigns@gmail.com

CREATIVITY

Black-led design education and history:

 

HEALING & MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health resources (centered on BIPOC):

MUTUAL AID

Mutual aid resources:

BLACK-LED NEWS

Centering your learning & news intake around Black leaders:

 

History told from a different, less white, perspective:

MONEY

On why the wealth gap exists, and reparations

 

Shopping Black owned:

 

Accounts highlighting trans experiences, opportunities for wealth redistribution:

POLICING

Opening your eyes:

 

A history of police violence:

  • Breathing room, a place to learn about police violence and how to become more active against it (4 lessons)

  • Mapping Police Violence, a database that documents current & past police violence

 

Abolition in action:

 

FOOD

Black food authors:

  • In Bibi’s Kitchen, a truly delicious cookbook with recipes from grandmothers from 8 African countries touching the Indian Ocean

  • For the Culture Food Mag, a magazine celebrating Black women and femmes in food

  • Yewande Komolafe, a Nigerian-American chef working for NYTimes (search her on youtube for some great recipes!)

  • Hawa Hassan, author of In Bibi’s Kitchen

  • Whetstone magazine, a publication founded by Stephen Satterfield that seeks to explore the origins of food

  • High on the Hog, a series on Netflix that tells the long-silenced history of African-American cooking with beauty and loving care