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These models have been developed to better understand, explain, and teach responsive modes of decision making and service delivery. These models are actively in use, and are being utilized to better provide care for chronically underserved and underinvested communities of the global majority.

Decolonized Value Based Reciprocity Model™

Decolonized Value Based Reciprocity Model™

When viewing from the lens of monetary compensation many of the communities who most need services are not able to afford a monetary exchange. This model doesn’t seek to diminish the need for monetary exchange but amplify the opportunity for equity in building other methods of exchange between individuals and organizations that allows for chronically under-invested communities to receive skilled professional care and support that allows reciprocity to providers. The goal of this model is to build sustainable, community and relational economy.  

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Matriarchal Shared Leadership

Matriarchal Shared Leadership™

Matriarchal Shared Leadership™, embodies a profound shift away from conventional patriarchal structures towards a framework that honors and integrates Indigenous wisdom and feminine leadership styles. It entails embracing ancestral teachings and governance models that predominated prior to colonization, thus inviting Indigenous roles into contemporary spaces.

At its core, Matriarchal Shared Leadership™ acknowledges and normalizes feminine leadership styles, valuing their centrality and safeguarding them from patronization, shame, or dismissal. Contrary to being positioned as an alternative to patriarchal leadership, it liberates and celebrates ancient ways of knowing, fostering an environment where they can flourish and thrive.

This approach is characterized by qualities such as vulnerability, humility, trust, and creativity. It emphasizes the interconnectedness of all beings and the importance of nurturing oneself and others. It encompasses roles from ancient decision makings models such as the Children’s Fire Advising Elders, Fire Keepers, Earth Mothers, Tricksters, and Healers, which contribute to a holistic and inclusive decision-making process.

Matriarchal Shared Leadership™ encourages intentional relationality, advocating for deliberate engagement in deepening the collaborative decision-making process. It promotes mentorship, modeling, and holding space for the unseen and unknown, thereby fostering a culture of mutual respect, empathy, and understanding among all participants.

Mental Health Without Borders™

Mental Health Without Borders™

Communities and scholars of the global majority have called for culturally relevant and trauma-informed therapies that address the unique mental health and wellness needs that have been identified by their communities. Western mental health professionals, as a results of a long history of stigmatization and a lack of cultural sensitives are often not trusted be global majority communities today. Traditional and culturally responsive treatment of global majority communities focus on the whole person balancing mind, body, heart, and spirit in an intergenerational community setting. This model has been intentionally designed to increase mental health accessibility and inclusivity for health justice through a demonetized relationship between mental health systems, and those seeking mental health services. This was integrative care model was originally built and implemented in Indigenous and historically under-invested, and therefore chronically underserved communities in the Milwaukee Wisconsin area.

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Global Majority: A collective term for racial groups which constitute approximately 85% of the global population. It is being used as an alternative to racialized terms like "ethnic minority" and "person of color" (POC), or more regional terms like "Black Indigenous and People of Color" (BIPOC) in the United States; "visible minority" in Canada; and "Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic" (BAME) in the United Kingdom.


Denny, L. S. (2022). Decolonized Value Based Reciprocity Model™. Milwaukee, Wisconsins, United States of American: HIR Wellness Institute.

Denny, L. S. (2022). Matriarchal Shared Leadership. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America.


Denny, L. S. (2020). Mental Health Without Borders™. Milwaukee, Wisconsins, United States of American: HIR Wellness Institute.

Global majority. (2023, May 21). Retrieved from Wikipedia:

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