The SOLA System
For the last decade my work has been about autistic-labelled embodiment.
Out of that research, I have developed a process for self-knowledge production - for how to see, know and be yourself - called The SOLA System.
The SOLA System is a liberatory system of self-activation for creating: self-clarity + agency + cultural visibility, for creative, autistic-status / neuro/emergent people [sensory siblings]
For moving beyond the limiting and externally modelled self-concepts, and assigned roles and masks, and into the practice of BEING [becoming] who you are and creating a life structure and future that doesn't lead to over-adaptation and overwhelm.
The SOLA System is based on the principle that self-knowledge-production can only come from within. [Within self, bodymind, relation, and community]. That externally-derived, dominant forms of "common sense" and institutional knowledge + structures limit the potential of those who sense and think differently.
That anything is possible when lived experiences [embodied realities] are centred, access is understood as an invitation to create, and your unique ways of thinking and communicating can be extended and enabled, expressed, and exalted [back into the human].
It starts with your relationship to yourself [your energy].
The SOLA System is a framework for this process.
SOLA Siblings is the container + community for culturing new futures.
Travelling through the 9 cyclical orbits of the SOLA System has enabled many siblings to enter into a more connected relationship with self, and therefore with their world and the people in it:
"SOLA Siblings is the home base, safe space, and launching pad we all need and deserve. It doesn't exist anywhere else, and it's life-changing. I have experienced a major shift in my life due to one of SOLA System's key principles: self connection over self knowledge." - Bonnie J Stinson
"SOLA Siblings is one of the most important things that I've ever done, and you and the siblings have already helped me connect with myself and make changes to my life in a way that I will remember forever." - Laurie
"SOLA Siblings has been one of the most healing experiences of my life so far [...] one of the most radical environments that I have ever been part of." - Rebekah Ubuntu
There are currently two ways to work with me:
'We don’t want to be
Stars but parts
– GLORIA ANZALDÚA
SOLA Siblings is a 6 month online unschool, and community of [autistic-labelled] artists, creatives, and innovators travelling through The SOLA System into increased self clarity, agency and cultural visibility.
Join the waitlist by subscribing to the SIGNALS email list:JOIN Waitlist
the emergence-sensitivity + systems-thinking of autistic-artistic perception, combined with wisdom of trauma + ability to think/see it differently
= cultural potency for radically reimagining HOW WE -LIFE-.
Activating that potency is my jam [passion pudding, fervency flavour, vocational vroom vroom]
Because I love your bodymind: I see it and I want MORE of it. I see you because I see me. I love you because I love me. Vice Versas.
I received a vision out of this love and I am in service to it.
Taking science as a [reality-construction-word-vehicle] and distinguishing between the life-giving ideas [needles in haystacks we will re-thread] versus life-limiting ideas [eugenics] that science offers.
Together with critical frameworks of how social and ideological have influenced construction of ‘autism’ [and other externally assigned pathologies etc.] as a body regime [a word-body-containment-technology], the effects of which mirror, and intersect with, and are not separate from, imperatives of other Justice movements, Disability Justice.
Together with the hypothetical parallel conjuring space of imagination, and the energetic-instrumentation of acting AS IF .
Together with the unschooling tools of self-trust, thought work, and community connection
>>> I offer that there is SO MUCH MORE that we can create than what is offered by current structures.
That we are PRIMED and POSITIONED by the unfolding present to culture this potency into new individual and collective futures: using what has previously been regarded as “incorrect, nonsensical, unsocial, enigmatic, etc.” into tools of self-extension, self-expression and self-exaltation.
The ingredients are:
community + thought-work* + visibility** + self-knowledge-production [self-production]
(*thoughts can be sensory and embodied, not just words. = imaginative reframing and reinventing what is possible.)
(** visibility in the frequencies and terms we define)
In other words:
You want a better quality of LIFE.
= You want more LIFE.
(Not just reduction in the levels of over-adaption-into-oblivion-burnout.)
This LIFE is not coming from existing structures, or from thinking about your bodymind.
Is eclipsed by them [systemic invisibility cloaks]
It can only be created out of your bodymind. [emergent]
out of = with = within our bodyminds, perceptual realities, and communities. WITHIN.
THAT means connecting into the infinite universe (that we are) and its desire to realise all of its possibilities [LIFE].
Know: where new LIFE = the universe pays intense attention: consciousness: energy concentration.
We are co-creators/channels of: more life and thus protected by life-giving energy.
That energy = instruction.
starts in your relationship to yourself [your energy]:
The SOLA System is a system of self-returning + self-creating, based on the conviction that self-clarity comes from experiencing the world in a state of self-connection, (not from acquiring more externally-derived knowledge [thoughts] about self).
SOLA Siblings is the community + container for the unfolding (for travelling the 9 orbits of The SOLA System)
SOLA Sessions are 1:1 self-potential activation sessions
re-invigoration = re-membering = the re-structuring of your world (thinking) in ways that Make Sense for your frequencies [sensory perception] + energy [source] + intentions [what + why of wants] + desired future [self becoming]Back to Top
what siblings say
"The SOLA System feels like one of the most important things that I've ever done, and you and the siblings have already helped me connect with myself and make changes to my life in a way that I will remember forever."
"SOLA Siblings has had a huge impact on my life, thinking, feelings, and ideas about myself. I feel like there is a whole new sphere of spaciousness around my identity. I feel colorful and shaken up and re-settled in a format that allows for my real being to shine. The ideas about autonomy, agency, and technologies of self-expression feel especially alive for me and have changed the rudder of my thinking about self-ness."
"SOLA Siblings has been one of the most healing experiences of my life so far, and the impact has been enormous and incredibly positive. I remember on many occasions feeling so many lightbulbs activate within my body where folx within the group relayed experiences that totally resonated with my own. To feel this level of kinship with people is beyond powerful. The unquestioning and unflinching commitment to fighting anti-blackness as a core part of the way the content was put together and shared meant I felt explicitly welcome into this space and that it was not a space that I would have to perform a white wash version of myself in. I feel that this is one of the most radical environments that I have ever been part of."
- Rebekah Ubuntu
"SOLA Siblings is the home base, safe space, and launching pad we all need and deserve. It doesn't exist anywhere else, and it's life-changing. I have experienced a major shift in my life due to one of SOLA System's key principles: self connection over self knowledge. I have been able to stay more connected to my body and nervous system. I have begun to accept my limitations and inclinations. Most importantly, I have experienced community like never before. Even though I know that many myths about autistic people are false, I've still internalized them. It was magical to have an opportunity to unlearn these myths, reflect the experiences of other autistic people, and practice accepting and celebrating my natural way of being. "