If you are White: When a Person of Color shares a personal story with you about how they or someone they care about were hurt by racism or another form of oppression, this is what you say" "I hear you. I am sorry this happened. We'll do better." And then you just stop. DO NOT … Continue reading I hear you. I am sorry. We’ll do better.
Welcome. Welcome. Please come in. My name is Deb and I'm a Recovering "Good Ally." By this I mean that for most of my adult life, I thought that being a white woman who didn't laugh at racist, homophobic or misogynist jokes (and depending on the situation might even say something), worked in nonprofits with … Continue reading Time to Get Comfortable with Discomfort: A Calling-In of Other “Good Allies”
Early in 2017 I began to diversify the voices I follow on Facebook. (Yes, I should have done it sooner.) It started after reading posts and articles from women of color (WOC) who weren't going to the Women's March. Before this I hadn't heard of the term "intersectional." As I've acknowledged, I am a white, … Continue reading “Not This White Woman”