Who We Are
Larissa (they/them) is an artist-practitioner combining their knowledge in community organizing, art, ritual, the energetics of transformation, and nervous system healing into social design. They recognize all of reality as part of a sacred and dynamic interplay that requires our grounded attention and participation in order to show up well for our current and future circumstances. This participation requires both devotion and lightheartedness, a wide capacity for truth telling and a sense of play that can allow truths to be breathing entities with a life of their own. As a mixed race (SouthAsian and European), non-binary creature with a trans-disciplinary focus they enjoy liminal spaces where colonial concepts fail, and where the most responsible way to engage is through attuned creative expression. Larissa hosts trainings and workshop-performances, and designs highly adaptable group processes that can follow the continuity between guidance from Spirit/Nature and specific actions and inspirations.
Darius "Dare" Carrasquillo aka Dare Sohei
Hello, I’m Dare - blessings to you and all your relations.
My very short bio is this:
Dare Sohei (they/them/cat) is an animist artist, practitioner, facilitator. Their work dances with the integration of animist/indigenous lifeways with liberatory anti-oppression principles and nondual somatics, which can be pithily summed up as Death Practice.
They are based in Chinook Lands aka Portland, OR, USA.
Briefly, part of my fate here is to tell people that the spirits are real and help folks figure out how to tune their instrument (body) towards that larger, more diverse, more multiplural conversation called Death. I do that through various modes of narrative art - poetry, writing, singing, movement, theater... I have a podcast called UNDERWORLD PARTY and a nascent project called The Rhizomatic Choir. I design my art with and through lenses such as Queer Ecology, Disability Justice, trans-species animism and Deep Time Ancestry. Being of mixed race heritage and home to many voices has been my path, poison and medicine in this life and informs all my choices.