My brother is incredibly observant and articulate. I asked him to share some observations about patterns and behaviors that he notices in people with class privilege. Below is a potent list of what he’s seen in himself and in others. If you have class privilege, I invite you to sit with these and see how […]
White folks being honest about how rarely we think about our race or speak up about race and racism… and some beginning the journey of self-reflection in productive ways that could lead to more courage and compassion. 5mins.
In 1865 the 13th amendment abolished slavery except as punishment for someone convicted of a crime . The crimes that people were convicted of were ridiculous (being recently “freed” from slavery, but arrested and convicted for not yet having found employment). So convict leasing as a form of slavery continued. And basically still exists. If […]
White folks, we either want to deny that we have privilege or we want to deny that we enjoy having the privileges. It is an extreme luxury to move through the world with relative safety, general benefit of the doubt, often given a leg up and a foot in, and the list goes on and […]
We sit in the chairs to get educated. Attentive. Being a good student. Listening for what we can learn. Giving up a whole day of our busy lives — because we know this is important. Truths revealed. Layers of our privilege glaring before us, for us to see. Asked again and again — where is […]
On this Father’s Day, I am thinking about the societal role of father’s as protectors. I’m profoundly grateful for all the men who show up to protect, love and nurture young people and I’m grateful to all the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, brothers, and aunties who fill that role when the fathers aren’t able. I’m also […]
Last week I gathered with 40 practitioners of participatory hosting and facilitation around the above question. Some were like me, stepping into this space with aspects of this inquiry alive in our every day, every breath, burning scars and lighting up paths as we follow our devotion and respond to the world that is, and […]