THE CONSCIOUS WORLD
Who is The Conscious World? We all are. Every member of this community is here to take part of a larger movement of creating a connected world to cohabitate in. As activists, academics, artists, authors, teachers, research specialists, and caring, kind citizens of the planet earth, we realize that the survival of our species and our earth depends on organized action to enact change together, as intersectional allies who collaborate across borders to create something of value in the name of our conscious community values. Please read more, and join us!
Building The Conscious World is about tearing down the old, avoiding the hype, and actively standing for the value of informed compassion. Community members and magazine subscribers gain exclusive access to informed feature articles, entertaining videos, exclusive podcast and interview audio content, as well as creative media and book excerpts from aspiring and idealistic artists, authors, and musicians.
In a world facing multiple crisis, The Conscious World is a space for a supportive virtual community to share, connect, organize, and respond together. In our community, every person who has heart, has value, and something to bring to the table. Site members can join community discussion and access member features here. Contributors can submit feature writing, art, music, video, podcast, or other work for potential webzine publication here.
The Conscious World exists as a collaborative response to the terrifying disasters facing people, animals, and the planet we live on. Community members contribute knowledge and empathy to the task of building holistic, collaborative solutions based in solidarity between people who care about the interconnected world we live in.
Perspective and specialized expertise are shared from those with relevant experience--whether that be from life, studies/research, work, or community involvement. Feature articles, photography, art, performance, and poetry comment on local, national, and international events contrast the perspectives of activists and experts with an avoidance of click-bait, fear-mongering sensationalism. The goal is to not give more attention (and power) to ignorance than to the responses given by those who truly care about protecting and enriching life for sentient beings on this planet.
The Local Spotlight offers feature behind-the-scene reviews of the work, mission, events, and staff members of non-profits and grassroots mobilization organizations who aim to affect progressive social change.
The Current World delivers informed editorials on current events from the perspective of activists, writers, and experts with the goal of protection and enrichment of life on this planet for all sentient beings.
The Living Earth focuses on potential solutions to the crises facing nature, the environment, resources used, and both human and animals health and well being in our built environments.
The Conscious Critic offers reviews of media rooted in critical theory, with a focus on representations of identity, social struggle, and alternate worlds presented through artist visions.
The Ethical Scorecard scores and analyzes the impact of organizational actions on the suffering and flourishing of people, animals, and the earth, considered at a macro level of consequences endured by affected communities, policies and oversight accountability in place to prevent power abuses, and active campaigns to do good in the world.
The Activist Platform is a section devoted to outreach efforts such as activist petitions, calls to action, and connections between active campaigns and the personal stories shared in the Meaningful Work Project and the Human Chat.
The Research Corner presents a showcase of brief summaries for the public of interesting research projects and findings pertinent to understanding the human condition, the human predicament, and to posing human-led solutions, from specialists across scientific and social scientific disciplines.
The Shared Classroom offers subject explanations and skill demonstrations from experts in their fields, who connect subject material to relevant social events, problem solving, and critical evaluations of contemporary issues.
The Human Chat: The Conscious World community site hosts an interactive forum of discussion boards featuring stories and reflections on the interconnected nature of personal experience, communal belonging, and global events. Members can share and read others stories, connect with researchers looking to gain insight on how the human experience can better be factored into practice, policy, and discussion, a place for like-minded individuals to connect over books, and for like-valued people to talk to each other across borders. This is intended as a safe space for community, and if troll behavior is spotted, the user will be kicked out. Otherwise, all individuals are welcome to become supportive community members.
The Creative Pages: Art changes the world by changing the conversation. Contributors and community members are welcome to promote their art, photography, fiction, non-fiction book excerpts, and performance pieces that make commentary on, or present alternate visions to, the challenging world we face as members of the working and caring classes. All creative work of aspiring artists may be promoted if it fits the theme of TCW or offers a promotional sale within thirty days of sharing from which a portion of the funds are donated to a good cause relevant to poverty, class inequality, justice reform, animal welfare, environmental protection, or matters of equality and equity for marginalized gender/race/sexuality/disability communities. (1-10% being expected as average, but no limit.) Personal fundraising may also be considered as a good cause on a case to case basis if it is to offset medical or accessibility struggles that the contributor faces due to health or other relevant struggles to the TCW's theme.