In Times Of Change
Due to COVID19, a lot of us are finding new ways to teach, new ways to learn, and new ways to work. We never had such easy access to technology to allow us to stay connected to each other - many classes, workshops, and offerings have been moved to online platforms.
And right now, some of us have financial security, and some of us do not.
Worry and uncertainty about our financial situation are very real right now and I feel that my responsibility as a member of the community is to be aware of the whole picture and to practice inclusive adaptation.
As a self-employed small business owner, I can not afford to offer my work for free, but I can change the structure of my fees so we all have a chance to support each other. I created the Flexible Fee from that place, and this has been the catalyst for me to understand and practice a different way of seeing financial exchange for my work. This is initiating personal reflection, research and restructure about economic justice, a topic that has been on my mind for a while but for which I have not done anything concrete and systematic about so far. "Healing Through Awareness" has many layers of understanding, and this is an important one.
The chart below is a reference frame, a first iteration, and as this new situation unfolds, I expect it to change and evolve.
Where am I on the Flexible Fee scale?