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The Beloved Healing & Accountability Council

A Call for Community Engagement

If you have been attending Beloved Festival for a while, you may have noticed some significant shiftsstruggles, and recalibrations this year. You will continue to see change as Beloved evolves.

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change.

Is Change.

— Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower


Melissa Robin Photography

Melissa Robin Photography


The above photo is from this year’s festival during the Saturday Community Learning Ritual in which the founder Elliot Rasenick directly addressed the audience around how Beloved must continue to interrogate its land-use policies, practices and motivations if we are going to also claim to be a sacred healing space centering Vulnerability, Belonging and Liberation.

Listen to Elliot’s talk here on Facebook:

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Beloved In Chrysalis

Presently, Beloved is in a kind of chrysalis stage where all that we are turns into a kind of undifferentiated goo before the butterfly emerges fully formed.

Toward that end, we are in the initial stages of creating structures within our organization and broader community to support the processes by which Beloved will move into better alignment with our values.

One such structure we are creating is the Beloved Healing & Accountability Council.

With the guidance and support from Beloved Festival Presenter and community activist Rain Crowe, we will be putting out a call for participants soon, so please make sure you are on our e-news list to be kept in the loop on these developments. 

Rain gave an overview of the mission and addressed the audience after Elliot spoke.

Listen to Rain Crowe’s talk here on Facebook:

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If you are interested in supporting the Beloved Healing & Accountability Council, please make sure to join our e-news.


nature art with wood and ferns

Melissa Robin Photo



crowd at Beloved in front of Tree Stage

Saturday’s Community Learning Ritual – Hana Wolf Photography


Reflections & Learning


white yurt of the BIPOC Sanctuary at Beloved Festival

Melissa Robin Photography


Photo by Jess Stewart Maize


After the above talks, the BIPOC Sanctuary and the Queer Magic Sanctuary convened a discussion on the stage which offered important insights and critique.

Listen to their Beloved 2019 discussion here.

Beloved is committed to doing better with regard to soliciting and centering the perspectives of those who are most impacted by oppression and marginalization. This includes the people who have lived on the land since time immemorial as well as the more-than-human world which supports us all.

We still have a ways to go, but we are committed to staying on the path.

Thank you to all who respectfully listened, and who are listening now.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Your feedback is wildly welcome.
May we do better as we know better.⁣

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