Here’s a few tips on calculating for reparations.
First, there is no one method or formula for determining reparations.
So much of the violence we experience is personalized. The violence is always also shared by other people and communities, yet how it affects us is embodied and related to who we are in this earth walk. That's why this method — #DecolonialBiznessWorld
—was designed for people like you and #MeToo
#Rohingya #Mabrika #Welcome
Second, calculating reparations is always an economic and spiritual practice.
Above all, the #spiritual
dimension of this method is central, and #survivors
must lead each initiative. The point is to foster #healing
, not pay for therapy and legal costs, and give people the support we require to create solutions for ourselves and our beloved communities. So, what does healing mean for you as a survivor of the violence you seek to stop? Given your daily life and needs at this time, what do you need to put in place to learn and apply the method?
From a purely economic perspective, what aspects of healing can financial reparations facilitate? This question is the most direct, but it isn't as simple as it sounds. For example, you might desire therapy and know that therapists cost a rate of, say $60-250 an hour in your town. What if no therapist in your local beloved community speaks your mother language of #Quechua
and that's the language in which you sense the world? What is the honest price tag for your therapy sessions if you have to travel three hours to see a therapist who shares your cultural, linguistic, ancestral #perspective
What else is at play when it comes to #money
? Emotions such as grief and #anger
, fear and #pain
, shame and #guilt
always bubble to the surface when delving into traumatic experiences, and poverty is its own #trauma
. What can make this learning process a means of healing financial trauma in your personal life and that of your #BelovedCommunity
Calculating for #reparations
is traveling through time and body. It means seeing a #horror
happen again and again and again from multiple #perspectives