This year I have been divesting money I inherited from my family and reinvesting it in the regenerative economy. It’s been a wonderful and troubling process–straining my relationship with my mother, pushing me to define my future relationship to money, and demanding I define and articulate my values. As Passover approached, I found the story resonating in a new, interesting way. I realized the “narrow place” I was working in was capitalism, and the way my family and many families interact with and wield their money and power. I wanted to draw an inspiring story–a little cheeky sure–but a motivational depiction of a lady Moses breaking through and creating a new economy. I hope it inspires folks to laugh, wonder about how their resources are deployed in the world now, and work towards divestment/reinvestment in their local communities.
Kate Poole is a comics artist and radical economist based in West Philadelphia. She delights in Jewish ritual, fresh flowers, and pushing herself to reconcile her religious beliefs and economic practices. She works to leverage her resources and owning class privilege with Regenerative Finance and Resource Generation. You can find more of her comics at pooleaccounts.com!