the only lasting truth is change

Community, Resilience and Healing
Inspired by the Works of Octavia Butler

Saving Ourselves:


A Monthly Workshop Exploring how Octavia Butler's Vision Helps Us Create Survival Strategies, Creative Inspiration and Tools for Building Community

Monica A. Coleman

A religion scholar, minister, mental health advocate and Professor of Africana Studies at University of Delaware. She writes and teaches about theologies based on change and liberation.


Award-winning visionary novelist OCTAVIA BUTLER was one of the most important Science Fiction writers of the 20th century 

Tananarive Due

American Book Award-winning author, a screenwriter and a lecturer in the Department of African-American Studies at UCLA. She wrote the afterword to The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler (2020).

These are uncertain times.  A global pandemic is affecting us all. And it's affecting us in different ways. Insomnia. Anxiety. Grief. Hopelessness. Aches. Pains. 

We love the life lessons in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower: self-sufficiency, self-love, empathy, hope, leadership

It's a book that really seems to make you stronger as you read it

Are you looking for tactics to thrive?

A sense of community?

More interaction with Monica and Tananarive?.

monthly workshop includes:

interactive webinar with monica a. coleman & tananarive due 

analysis of themes of octavia butler's work

online community forum

fellowship with other readers & artists

an e-journal with writing prompts

artists connections

specific stress-coping skills

gift recording of octavia e. butler

Seven Principles of Shaping Change


I'm a writer and it's still hard for me to put into words how life-giving this community has been for me. I have benefitted personally, professionally, even spiritually.  In a time of confusion, they have offered insight. In a time of struggle, they have offered inspiration. In a time of doubt, they have been a source of hope.

Ted Neill

Frequently Asked Questions

What time will the workshops be held?

We will host the workshop once a month. The time, date and log on link is emailed to workshop participants 

Will I be able to watch the replay if I miss it?

Yes, we have a protected platform where you can watch or re-watch the workshops

Is this refundable?

While you can cancel at anytime, with the digital nature of this product, we do not offer refunds.



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