We believe in healing, justice, and equity through communal learning, accountability, and collaborative praxis

About Us

Tyne Marie (they | them)

Tyne’s social and personal location is white, nonbinary, queer, disabled, middle age. Tyne is a single young parent to an adult child. Tyne has lived experience with sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, poverty, and supporting children with serious mental illness. Tyne has used these social and personal locations to bolster working in social service and nonprofit with under-resourced communities for two decades.

Tyne is the founder and lead facilitator for CABC working in collaboration with co-learners and inspired community to deliver relevant, meaningful, and concrete steps to creating nurturance and belonging. Tyne graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelors in Philosophy and is currently a second year graduate student at Christian Theological majoring in Masters of Divinity and Licensed Mental Health Counseling. Tyne is certified in Mental Health First Aid, First Aid | CPR | Overdose support. Tyne holds certification from UofSF for DEIB in the Workplace. Also, Tyne is a certified death doula from the Larner School of Medicine program and a playful and genuine co-creator, and a parent to a child and many pets. Tyne’s favorite topics over coffee are:

  • Collective Liberation
  • Love and its many forms and ministries
  • Queerness
  • Bad TV

Our Mission

We aren’t just a DEIB checkbox…

Cultivating A Belonging Culture is a passion project founded to address the inequities and systemic oppression of vulnerable communities

Through collaborative learning, liberation-based facilitation, equity-focused systems change consulting, and strong community collaboration, we seek to create dynamic spaces for belonging everywhere we teach & learn

Cultivating A Belonging Culture exists to promote the wellness of all, advocate for liberatory policies, and explore how nurturance and belonging change lives and agencies

Services & Subject Matter

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

In a state with legal conversion therapy, no protective legislation, and a community asking for allyship, this training seeks to guide and inform the broader community of the needs of LGBTQIA+ Hoosiers. A comprehensive and interactive training that combines vocabulary, terminology, lived experience, the intersection of queerness and race, and statistics that empower educators, non-profits, businesses and faith leaders with cultural comprehension and affirmation in order to serve, support, and relate to the LGBTQ+ community

Antiracism 101

In a time where we have a choice to understand and assess our involvement in oppressive systems, why wouldn’t we? Anti-Racism 101 is a facilitated training for white individuals to learn about race, racism as a structure, the history of racialized injustice, and the ways in which our behavior can add to or relieve the burden of the historic and systemic oppression of non-white people we love, live near, work with and for, and are a part of our every day life. This training is offered to agencies, faith institutions, and non-profits

Transformative Justice | Interrupting Harm

We believe that engaging in carceral systems to address unwanted and harmful behaviors within agencies, faith institutions, and organizations only further promotes our use of systems that disappear people and their worth

Through teaching and supporting transformative justice processes which values the lives of all and restores right relationship within communities without increasing the scope of harm or loss we can transform our spaces into those where we all truly belong

Supporting Youth

Youth make up a quarter of our national population and yet the rates of abuse, neglect, and violence are staggering. Indiana is without exception one of the hotspots for children being left marginalized and without a voice for change

When addressing the needs of youth, CABC focuses on exploring ways to disrupt racial, gender, and economic disparities that lead to poor health outcomes, housing instability, and increased violence among Hoosier families

Pleasure | Prevention | Harm Reduction

With violence, miseducation, stigma, and trauma all linked to how we engage with pleasure and sex it is vital to explore pleasure as resistance, safe and nurturing sex, and risk aware consent practices

Harm reduction sessions are aimed at exploring topics like sex, BDSM | Kink, safe substance use, mental health first aid strategies and reducing instances of trauma when navigating high risk activities

CABC believes that pleasure in every form is a radical act of self love and resistance and that substance use is morally neutral and should be discussed as a part of a community-wide education response

Ways to incorporate Cultivating A Belonging Culture into your work

We provide small and large-scale facilitation sessions, co-created and need-based tailored workshops, 1:1 coaching sessions, conflict resolution workshops and support, community-based resource lists, and more. We cannot wait to see what we can create with you!

We prioritize creating relevant and meaningful services that will impact you, your team, those you serve, and those in community with intention and care. If there are services, topics, or learning opportunities you aren’t sure about, please reach out and set up a 30 Minute Discovery Talk!

Examples of agency-specific trainings delivered:

Pleasure & Pizza – healing after sexual violence

Housing Instability for Opportunity Youth

Queer Sex Ed: A look into pleasure through a new lens

Antiracism 101: Decolonizing Academia

Antiracism 101: Decolonizing the Student Experience

Kink 101: for medical providers

Community Partners

Indiana Youth Institute

John Boner Neighborhood Center

United Way


IU School of Medicine ECHO

Hanover College

Cultivating A Belonging Culture proudly partners with Access To Freedom, a Louisville-based grassroots accountability and co-facilitation partner delivering antiviolence training & program development support

What people are saying:

“As a trainer, Tyne brings a unique combination of lived experience, content knowledge, and unbiased empathy to their work. Because of this they are able to consistently deliver high quality workshops and trainings that meet our audience where they are, without having to adjust or lower expected takeaways. “

— Josh L

“Adopting nurturance culture as a tutor and peer mentor are important. Now I can ensure that my biases and privilege are looked at when I am working with students. When I do or say something wrong, it is important for me to learn how to collaborate to avoid harm in the future. I want to be a part of the systemic change as an advocate within my campus.”

— Hanover College Peer Mentor

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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Shaping Worlds

“Do you already know that your existence–who and how you are–is in and of itself a contribution to the people and place around you? Not after or because you do some particular thing, but simply the miracle of your life. And that the people around you, and the place(s), have contributions as well? Do you understand that your quality of life and your survival are tied to how authentic and generous the connections are between you and the people and place you live with and in?

– adrienne maree brown

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