"What the flip is allyship?"
A Simpler Guide Home
is now available for pre-order!
I define allyship as a deep, robust, unapologetic, unearned friendship with different people groups.
True friendship takes thoughtfulness, awareness, selflessness and customization.
If you learn to treat allyship as friendship it will be impossible for it to be performative or to just hang it up when it's uncomfortable. A real friend doesn't let their grandma talk about you when you leave the room!
A real friend doesn't make blanket solutions for all of their friends.
And a real friend tends to their soul when it grows weary and learns how to be their best self in order to be the best of friends (aka the best of allies).
In this book you will learn:
White Supremacy Culture is taught to all of us and how it shows up in our lives (yes, Black folk too)
Centering yourself may be ruining your friendships
Poor self-care can lead to white savior complex
Choosing which conversations are worth having
Ways to combat what I call "ally-fatigue" and support the movement year-round
How the limitations of science and academic institutions perpetuate inequity
How to develop your own spiritual lens towards allyship based on your own beliefs and philosophies
The importance of protecting your peace and how to set healthy boundaries (for marginalized groups who are tired of people's b.s.)
Simple ways to explain this stuff and make sense of it (Critical Race Theory? Pronouns? say what ?! )
And so much more!
This book is expressed through stories, lessons, poetry and reflections that are easy to understand.
It is meant for all types of people groups at various levels of understanding---Black, Indigenous, White, etc. etc. etc.
That's why I named it, What the Flip is Allyship? A simpler guide home.
Don't believe me? Check out some of my youtube videos.