Freedom School Returns

Freedom School Returns

It's that time y'all, we're about to kick off another year of Freedom School! This year will be the last that we offer it and I hope you'll consider joining us. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my library working on this year's curriculum --as usual, it's going to...

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Questions lead to Liberation. 

Questions lead to Liberation.  I believe this — full stop.   The right questions lead us to personal growth and breakthroughs, deepen our relationships, and, in community, lead us to the creation of new systems and policies… new strategies, and new challenges....

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Creativity, Liberation and Fountain Pens

Creativity, Liberation and Fountain Pens

Last week I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a workshop with Erin Fairchild about the healing found through intentional reflective and liberatory practices, particularly journaling. It was so nourishing y'all. "Creativity is the key to unlock human liberation." -...

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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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