Embracing The Darkness: White Fear and Grief

The first step is a simple but difficult one which involves working on your own mind. Accepting your culpability. Accepting how you benefit from racism. Accepting your privilege. [Read more…]

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Not So Nice: on the subject of tone policing

I am not here to make White people better human beings. Do not pat me on the back because I am no one’s good POC. I am not here to protect their feelings and frankly I do not care about their feelings. I am fighting for myself and my people. White people can teach themselves how to be nicer and less racist. [Read more…]

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The Dance of Power: navigating privilege and marginalization.

Being a Black Wiccan Woman navigating mostly White spaces has fostered interesting experiences in privilege, power and intersectionality. Those terms are not easily understood even when you have the experience of facing multiple oppressions. Then, I became a shelter worker and I was quickly hit with complexities of privilege, power and authority. [Read more…]

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Call for Writers– Bringing Race to the Table: An Exploration of Racism in the Pagan Community

Very excited to announce this new writing opportunity to the community. This book will expand beyond the personal stories of the Shades of Faith series and into the voices of the community (not just Pagans of color) and into the realm of the academic. Please spread the word, pass it along, and consider writing for [Read More…]

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Being an Ally versus Being a Nice Person

I, personally, think of allies as people who do the work to examine and question their own privilege. Being an ally means willing to be uncomfortable, being willing to be wrong (and, unfortunately, doing that frequently) and trying again, over and over. In contrast, being a nice person means being someone who doesn’t want to make others feel badly. [Read more…]

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