Are you ready to create FREEDOM? Our liberation lab equips you with the tools needed to release your creativity, connect with others, and disrupt oppression. Rooted in design thinking technologies, nature's wisdom, and our ancestors' call to evolve; liberation lab offers you a place to practice DOING the work of getting free.


How might Obsidian Rising create spaces for exploring grief and creating joy within our communities? 

How might we help people of color heal in this age of aggression? 



Our incubator program allows for people of color to gain the tools and infrastructure support needed to make their ideas financially sustainable. As a member of the incubator you get access to:

1. Business management services for all your ideas 

2. Access to the Strategies4Freedom network to help you reach your vision 

3. Access to fiscal sponsorship for grant funding 

4. Individual and small group coaching 

5. Social Media marketing services 

6. Discounts on Strategies4Freedom services and events. 

Je Naé Taylor  gildapapoose collective 

Je Naé Taylor, a native of Washington, DC and graduate of Columbia College Theatre Directing Program, is a theatre practitioner, poet, teaching artist, yuf enthusiast, culture emcee and curator of black girl magic. Using creativity as a platform to discover, explore and discuss her deepest cravings and curiosities in life, she has produced work across continents since 2003.  As a facilitator, Je Naé has piloted several curriculums for Black girls funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, 21st Century Community Learning and The Pritzker Foundation. Some of the places she has created new work are London International School of Performing Arts, African School of Excellence, The Goodman Theatre, The Art Institute of Chicago and The South Side Community Art Center. A few of her collaborations include Regina Taylor, Sharon Bridgeforth, Val Gray Ward and Heather Ireland-Robinson. Je Naés' art residencies include Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab and The Center for the Study of Social Policy Marvelous Whirlwind Project  where she is creating bridges with Black LGBTQ young adults in three cities. She is a founding member of BYP100 Healing & Safety Council and gildapapoose collective initiative which led the #FreeBlackMamasDMV bailout.  Her favorite roles are sister and daughter.


A 3-day skill up and radical collaboration opportunity to deepen your skills as a facilitator and independent freedom practitioner. Labs gather people of similar identities and those who are early to mid career as consultants, artists, and healers. Participants in Lib Lab Live have an opportunity to continue to build their skills for 12 months working alongside Strategies4Freedom programs, piloting projects, and getting coaching from our leadership. 

Past Labs - June 2019: Liberation Lab Live| Durham | Transgender, Non-Binary and Two Spirit

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