As someone whose life’s work centers around healing, I would be remiss if I did not open up this space to the very important conversation that is needed around healing and white privilege.
Not one of us can heal until all of us heals. We are all connected. We are all one.
I can not guide others through their healing without recognizing that anti-racism work must be at the forefront of my own work + journey and that as a white woman, I can only speak from my privileged experience so it is vital that I and all white and white identifying people actively listen, educate ourselves, and take action to be informed as to how we can support the collective.
I want to be clear, every single white and white identifying person who is on any kind of healing journey can not truly heal until they prioritize anti-racism work.
This will look different for everyone but what matters is that you are taking action and doing the work. If you are unsure of where to begin, I compiled a list of resources that I will continue to add to moving forward.
How I am educating myself:
•Taking Rachel Ricketts Spiritual Activism 101 webinar and going through the truly phenomenal list of resources on her site.
•Purchased Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad and am reading it & going through the exercises.
•Joined The Great Unlearn created by Rachel Cargle.
Healing and privilege is hardly a topic that can be covered in one post and I am committed to keeping this conversation going because there is work to be done.
I know I will mess up along the way, if you see that I do please call me out and hold me accountable.
What actions are you taking this week to commit yourself to anti-racism work and to support the healing of the collective? The more we show up, use our voices, share our resources, and educate ourselves, the more we can support the healing of the collective.