The past few days have been a whirlwind. The Coronavirus is sweeping through our communities like a silent thief. Endangering our most vulnerable. After finishing with one of our cohorts two nights ago, I made my routine call home to say I was on my way and Jomo shared that the NBA had shut down.…

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White people are socialized for weakness. It took me a long time to see this and I spent years misidentifying it. This socialization starts in childhood. It sounds like “we don’t talk about that”, “you ask too many questions”, “stop crying”, “there is no race except the human race”. The underlying messages are that there…

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The Challenge My amazing business coach invited us to a 5-day Share The Love Challenge. This was perfect timing as I’ve been working on a series of posts that will highlight a list of resources that have helped my understanding about race EMERGE. Come check out the first post in the Emerge Series for more…

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The Challenge My amazing business coach invited us to a 5-day Share The Love Challenge. This was perfect timing as I’ve been working on a series of posts that will highlight a list of resources that have helped my understanding about race EMERGE. Come check out the first post in the Emerge Series for more…

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The Challenge My amazing business coach invited us to a 5-day Share The Love Challenge. This was perfect timing as I’ve been working on a series of posts that will highlight a list of resources that have helped my understanding about race EMERGE. When I was 30, I studied to become a labor doula. I…

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Pacific Educational Group defines dysconsciousness as when I don’t know, but I think I do. When I was a young child, I was misidentified as a Native person by my classmates and they excluded me from group activities because they thought I was Native. At the time, my favorite way of wearing my hair was…

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You’ve never known us to hold back. So I’m going to be bold. I’m doing this because I know this struggle intimately. It comes in the form of barriers that sound like… I don’t have energy or time I can’t afford it I won’t be able to make a difference I worried y’all. Like, really…

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Sometimes we’ve got to go back to Kindergarten! At the end of our recent event series with the Alliance of White Abolitionists, we planted seeds in paper cups. All week, I’ve been watching and anticipating these little sprouts – and it’s done something to my brain…I’m eager to grow, watching for the things I’m missing,…

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Let’s talk about money This week, I (Rebecca) posted about an upcoming cohort on social media and this was one of the responses: I’m personally not going to attend this seminar. I learned in school and on the news how terrible the white race has been. I choose not to be like that. I’m pretty…

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She invited me over. The counter read “how long can you last?” and I sat. Put the headphones on. Placed my hands on the sit-in counter. Closed my eyes. I was transported to the lunch counters. It started with the sounds of a busy lunchtime cafe. People talking, eating, laughing BANG the counter and my…

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