My summer reading list

My summer reading list

(Fiction recommendations anyone?) I am headed off to my annual beach trip! I take two weeks off every August to reset and renew prior to the Fall overwhelm which always hits my firm as we wrap up 2021 client work. I savor these two weeks --I stare at the ocean, eat...

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The truths that live in my blood

The truths that live in my blood

(CW: rape and chattel slavery) A few years back I took one of those DNA tests. I know… I know…. don’t come at me y’all…..this is what I learned. I am the quintessential child of people that were enslaved.  I am 75% West African and 25% European. The slave and enslaver...

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On Being Colonizers

On Being Colonizers

Do y’all love Tik Tok like I do? Recently on Tik Tok there’ve been a series of videos where white folks are espousing their anger because Native American and First Nation folks are referring to them as “colonizers.” They say they’re upset because they see themselves...

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We can do hard things

We can do hard things

Racial equity work isn’t easy. It’s challenging. Emotional. It takes time.   And that’s ok, we can work with that.  What’s not ok is refusing to start or pressing pause because the work feels overwhelming or risky. What’s the biggest thing holding your organization...

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Writing for Liberation

Writing for Liberation

For the past few summers, I have decided to take some time and reflect on big complex questions. Through a writing and reflection practice I wanted to speak freedom into existence and invite others to join me. I wanted to explore what it means to be revolutionary,...

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It’s always political. Lessons from the Basecamp fiasco.

It’s always political. Lessons from the Basecamp fiasco.

I’m not gonna lie… I went down a Basecamp rabbit hole. I’ve read all the things and in many ways it’s the story we’re all used to –leaders enabled and/or ignored terrible behavior and refused to acknowledge their complicity when asked about it. The twist is that on...

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George Floyd Should Still Be Alive

George Floyd Should Still Be Alive

George Floyd should be alive, this is what I know to be true. He should be alive. 9 minutes 29 seconds. His family won’t get him back. His daughter will still grow up without her father. A guilty verdict will not change centuries of violence, it won't stop police from...

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It’s OK to not be OK

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s ok not to be ok. It is ok to be exhausted. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be angry. It’s ok to be numb. Right now is a heavy, heavy time. I am not gonna lie… I have felt it all week long as I have taught, worked and even in this moment, as I write. I have been...

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“Ask the Expert”: Equity Edition with QuickBooks Canada

“Ask the Expert”: Equity Edition with QuickBooks Canada

The foundations of infusing equity into organizational culture apply at every level. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Businesses Large and Small Y’all, last week, I got to sit down and answer some important questions as part of QuickBooks Canada’s “Ask the Expert”...

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