Become a devoted accomplice in your own liberation.

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You are awesome at advocating for others. But when it comes to advocating for yourself? Not so much. There's no need to abandon your cause or calling. You just need to add a little self-advocacy into the mix.

The art of self-advocacy


We live within a set of systems—capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, etc.—that appear inevitable and feel crushing to those of us who feel deeply.

But power doesn't only function to dominate. It can also be found in connection with others and from within. By understanding your relationship to power, 

What if you allowed yourself to be powerful in your advocacy for yourself?

Purposeful work doesn't have to make you miserable.

"I keep coming back to your self-advocacy course. This is the third time in the years I've had it, and it always draws out something new... 
It is quite literally my favourite 
course ever."

- pip bennett

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The Art of


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Module One

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SELF-ADVOCACY: In this module, we are cultivating knowledge + inquiry as the foundation for what comes next (courage and action).

Module One will guide you through:

* witnessing what is
* creating a felt sense of integrity and alignment
* calling in what nourishes us
* releasing what doesn't belong
* reimagining knowledge as an ongoing practice

Course breakdown:

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Module Two

THE ALCHEMY OF SELF-ADVOCACY: In this module, we are cultivating courage as the engine of our devotion—and the link between knowledge and action.

Module Two will guide you through:

* connecting with and experiencing your power within.
* building courage safely (with baby steps).
* wearing your grown-up pants (to face the things you avoid).
* creating a policy to back up your big dreams with courageous boundaries.

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Module Three

THE ART OF SELF-ADVOCACY: In this module, we are taking action to facilitate transformation. Through consistent action, we create a snowball effect.

Module Three will guide you through:

* incorporating dual power (resistance and creation) into daily life.
* honoring accountability by implementing what we've created so far.
* making our action relational—with ourselves and others.
finding value in quiet action (not just the big, flashy stuff).

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You'll have forever access to explore all the facets of the course and use the practices again and again!


How it works

"It was becoming very clear to me that I was almost constantly in people pleasing mode and running near or on empty...Your course was a lovely way to intentionally explore how to advocate for myself. I see myself using my notes from this course over and over."

- Gillian

This isn't about quitting your job and running away to live on a beach somewhere no one can find you (although, if that's what you need to do? Go for it!). This is about shifting the patterns that keep you stuck saying yes out of obligation, playing the roles you don't want to play, and ignoring your own needs for everyone else's comfort.

You want to get off the ferris wheel of "Why do I keep doing this to myself?" and start setting the boundaries you need to shine in your purpose.

you're in the right place.

Christy has 25 years of activist experience and has been training activists since 2006. She also holds multiple yoga and meditation teaching certifications and has worked with groups like Rainforest Action Network, ForestEthics, and The Ruckus Society. Maybe most importantly? She's been to burnout and back—and loves to mentor others in creating sustainable, meaningful advocacy for themselves.

Christy Tending is also the author of High Priestess of the Apocalypse: a memoir of disobedience and Sobriety Through the Major Arcana. Her work has been published in Longreads, The Rumpus, Newsweek, Huff Post, Ms., Electric Lit, and was named a notable in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023.

She's got a 7-year-old kiddo, 5 years of sobriety, and 2 cats.

For years, I ignored my needs in order to prioritize "the cause".

But when that led to burnout and panic attacks, I knew I needed a different way to relate to my work that leaned into my strengths (and didn't sacrifice my well-being and mental health). I poured everything I learned from negotiating policies with corporations and mentoring activists in direct action into this course. (Plus, decades of meditation and healing arts experience.) Because this was the work I needed when I was at my most burned out.

i can help because i've been there

This course is
the only one of
its kind because...

It goes beyond surface-level

There are no "Amazon must-buys" or flippant solutions here. There's nothing one-size-fits-all. Self-care isn't about an aesthetic, or even about what we accomplish, it's about how we relate to ourselves and our well-being: with compassion, with devotion, with integrity.

The course itself doesn't require a huge time commitment: go at your own pace. Instead, you'll be asked to go deep. You'll investigate your interior landscape, map yourself in the context of a larger ecosystem, and have courageous conversations.

It takes systemic factors into account 

You're not going to be able to bubble-bath your way out of living through the trauma of bearing witness to horror every day. And you're not going to be able to treat yo'self enough to make up for the structural inequities you may be facing.

Instead, I'll break down exactly how to relate to your power in new ways so that you can shift dynamics that aren't working for you. This isn't about muscling through, but about creating new patterns in your work, purpose, and creativity.

Study at your own pace, anywhere in the world.

A multimedia approach that supports your whole self.

forever access and repeatability—for when life changes (again + Again!).

Follow a path that will work—because you'll chart it.

This program includes everything you need to develop a sustainable plan.

Our time together isn't limited. Which means you can return to it (or different pieces of it) as necessary. This work is yours to mold into something that works for your life and supports your unique struggles.

What do I need to participate in this course?

Access to a computer and an internet connection—that's it!

Optional materials might include a dedicated notebook or journal, your favorite pen(s), and even some art supplies if you're feeling ambitious and crafty. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time does the course take? How long do I have access?

The course is broken into bite-sized pieces and require only a short attention span. That being said, take your time with both the materials and your independent projects/responses, because:

You'll have access to the course forever (or as long as the Internet survives). You'll also be granted immediate (and no-cost) access to all future upgrades and updates to the course in perpetuity.

What is the refund policy?

Due to the digital and immediate-access nature of this course, there are no refunds. Unfortunately, due to past plagiarism issues, I no longer offer refunds on digital products. This is part of how I advocate for the value of my time and work.

Please reach out to if you have any questions prior to joining the course.

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