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by goodleaf
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

“Be the change you want to see. educate. inspire.“

We are (as we always have been) - just wishing more would be allies (as we always have wished).
by goodleaf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

“I can do very little to influence how people treat you. I wish I could.” This is complacency. Why don’t you (1) ask how you can help influence how people treat others or (2) research how you can help influence people? Instead of assuming you can’t? Members of any majority population are often the b...
by goodleaf
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

“Identifying as a POC first frames your perspective and (believe it or not) limits your objectivity.“ Not my choice to identify as a POC first bro, I’m reminded every day by Burners and non-Burners alike. Filing this piece of advice away with “I don’t see color” - well intentioned but ultimately nai...
by goodleaf
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/travel/black-burning-man-project/ Thanks for sharing that article, Ratty - I'm so glad to see other folks who share my feelings. A couple of quotes from the article: "Admittedly, I was nervous. I only knew 2 people of color who had been and they were hard to find."...
by goodleaf
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

Oh I’m sorry, let me clarify - I didn’t mean to say everyone or even most people camp with their friends their first year. What I meant to say - most of the people I met who were attending for the first time said they either knew someone personally who had attended, either that year or a previous ye...
by goodleaf
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

I’m a POC and have been surprised by how little burners want to talk about racial dynamics in comparison to other topics of conversation. In talking to other POC folks this year at the burn, it sounded like others had this experience too. Talking about social change, capitalism, environmental causes...
by goodleaf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 429
Views: 356348

Re: dry ice

Our dry ice went quicker this year too and agree with Ratty, our suspicion was the warmer nights (it took a lot longer for the warm air to cool down in the evenings this year compared to last year).
by goodleaf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 19
Views: 2361

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

I’m only a second year but wanted to say I agree with Sham’s post above on immediacy. I think acculturation for newbies is important - it’s ok to not have a plan and to get off your bike! We should also think about our offerings and their scale in the context of immediacy. Maybe smaller, more intima...
by goodleaf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: The Perfect Ticket System

I also had a story of ticketing woe but it all ended well, so I’m kinda feeling like we do have a ticketing system where things do magically work out but the price you have to pay is tears/fears/mild trauma. Details (long read, just sharing for posterity): We bought two hard copy tickets and a vehic...
by goodleaf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets import fees
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Tickets import fees

Found one post and it looks like they had to pay the tax, see attached.

There was one other thread on one of the groups where someone posted some ideas on how to contest the tax and not have to pay it.
by goodleaf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets import fees
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Tickets import fees

Check the groups on fb, I saw several threads on this but can’t remember which groups since this doesn’t apply to me.

The gist was that this year the BORG did something that made some countries levy a tax on the tickets and the notices that folks have been receiving on this are legitimate
by goodleaf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: 2019 Repair Camps Listing
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: 2019 Repair Camps Listing

Thanks so much for doing this!

Last year, I printed a bunch of these out, had one each in my pack and my tent, and then handed the others out to people I saw with bike troubles along the way. People were real grateful.

Super helpful to have.
by goodleaf
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Can You See This Happening???
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: Can You See This Happening???

I’m a newbie, last year was my first year. Driving around looking for spots to squeeze in on K and L after getting through gate on Monday was stressful. In the spot where we did set up, our neighbors were initially a little salty because they too had had to navigate some kind of land grab and alterc...
by goodleaf
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)
Replies: 54
Views: 6037

Re: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)

SugarK, the witch hazel got all the playa dust out great. It was drying so that's why I do the coconut oil right after. I'm Indian and have thick curly hair, fwiw. For logistical reasons, I also had to go back to work right after the burn. As in teardown, exodus, and then my husband dropped me off a...
by goodleaf
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)
Replies: 54
Views: 6037

Re: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)

I did braids during the day and wigs at night with a wig cap - added bonus of being warm at night!

I used witch hazel to comb the dust out of my hair every couple of days and then added coconut oil before I slept, I didn’t have any breakage or hair loss, but your ymmv, of course.
by goodleaf
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Comfortably camping
Replies: 41
Views: 4891

Re: Comfortably camping

I was reflecting on comfort vs preparation for my virgin experience (rambling incoming): I went for the first time last year and had a very “comfortable” set up in open camping. We didn’t have the budget for anything expensive, so RVs were out, and I felt like they were too insular. We ended up buil...
by goodleaf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

Your prep sounds top notch. I’m impressed by it. What other events have you guys done that led up to you doing burning man? Thanks, that feels good to hear from someone who’s familiar. Honestly, we hadn’t done anything remotely like this before - just some car and tent camping at state and national...
by goodleaf
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

Yes, the bed is on a wooden platform and can fit storage bins underneath, good eye! We had built the platform a few years ago to be able to turn our SUV into a camper-type setup when needed, so it was easy to repurpose that here. The platform is in three pieces, they’re light and require 5 minutes t...
by goodleaf
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

Well that is like the yo mtv cribs of yurts right there. Impressive setup for your first year! Did you build your swamp cooler? What would you do different next time? Ha, thanks! I did build the figjam swamp cooler, and tbh I just followed the instruction and didn’t read all the discussion which I ...
by goodleaf
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 271472

Re: HexaYurts

What she said. How did you attach the fabric to the roof? I used 13 six inch segments of pvc pipe with a length of mule tape strung and knotted through each of them. I taped the pipe + mule tape segments with bifil to the joints of the roof just before we set up. Didn’t do it before transport becau...
by goodleaf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

Is that wallpaper? Did you have a second tent for supplies etc? Yep, wallpaper. I looked at bulk wallpaper companies online, specifically their discontinued/clearance patter s and picked the pattern based on the clearance price but was pretty happy with how it turned out. The wallpaper is taped ont...
by goodleaf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

That is one seriously decked out yurt. Was it wired for electrical / lighting? We had a solar panel and wired one extension cord into the yurt for the lights. And we had a swamp cooler outside though didn’t use it much as the yurt stayed pretty comfortable and cool. No other electronics for the yur...
by goodleaf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 271472

Re: HexaYurts

Tried cheapy wallpaper and fabric draping for the inside of the yurt this year and it came out pretty well! Took an extra hour during set up, but felt very homey.

by goodleaf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

We used 13 six inch segments of pvc pipe with a length of mule tape strung and knotted through each of them them. We taped the pipe + mule tape segments with bifil to the joints of the roof just before we set up - 6 just above the walls and and 6 more about halfway to the roof. One more near the ver...

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