Layers of Heritage
learn to see yourself more clearly
The colonization of America has left many people unaware of our culture, history, and selves. We find that our lives and art grow richer when we root ourselves — steadily and respectfully — in the layers of our heritage that lay dormant in our lives. With that in mind, we have developed a workbook that outlines 8 different layers for you to think about, guiding you through various reflection and research exercises to aid in your exploration.
After spending time with the workbook, you can sign up for a facilitated cohort for folks who want to continue this work alongside others. Hearing about other people's personal explorations can help you think more expansively about your own, and there is much to gain when we learn about experiences different from our own.
We have facilitated this work with young people in classrooms, with educators — even with some of our own staff here at The Rhapsody Project! We believe this journey helps people broaden and deepen the ways in which they understand themselves, thereby strengthening their ability to combat systemic oppression. Read more about the layers on our blog.