A few words about us
Self-Care & Social Justice Facilitator
Systemic racism is inseparable from America’s foundation. If we are going to heal our racial trauma, we must be honest about our history. Too many of us don’t know what really happened or understand how it affects all aspects of today’s society. It’s on us to learn and then end systemic oppression. Anything less continues the cycle of denial and damage.
For more than 20 years, I’ve convinced people from very different backgrounds to come together for common causes. As a facilitator, I bring facts and help you consider different viewpoints. In my courses and on my blog, we uncover how American myths harm us all and how the truth is deliberately hidden from most of us. We talk about why people are racist, how to stop racism, and our responsibility end systemic oppression. We discuss how to be an ally.
Through it all, we integrate self-care to reduce defensiveness, process uncomfortable emotions, and come up with real doable actions that are personal to you. Self-care creates the capacity be brave, love yourself, and heal your community.
As an award-winning facilitator and community program creator, my goal is to help participants connect with information and each other in ways that transform your thinking and behavior. As a teacher with the gift of intuition, I tune in to what each class or organization needs. If you're tired of:• wondering what’s wrong with saying “All lives matter”
• being afraid of hurting someone unintentionally
• not understanding why good intentions aren't enough
Or you're ready to fight racism and other isms, but you aren't sure how, join me because we’ve got work to undo!
• systemic racism
• power dynamics
• race & American history
• speaking truth to power
• privilege & inequality
• small changes making huge impacts
• getting people of diverse backgrounds to work together
Serious topics, but we have fun! If you’re ready to check yourself (and not just a box to say you attended training), leave your shoes, ego, and complacency at the door because we’ve got work to undo.PS – This is what I know. If you fight hate with hate, hate always wins. This is why I integrate self-care. Ready to know more? Click the orange button above for my blog, Calm in the Chaos, or click the social media buttons below.
If you don't know how to stop racism or how to be an ally, I feel you. It can be scary. The only way to overcome that fear and change things is to have brave conversations.
We have tough discussions about race and other ways we divide ourselves. We speak truth, and we do the healing work of forgiving and loving ourselves, so we can love others.We undo the work.
Heal Your Community
The promise of America is bold, and we are the ones who can make it happen. We heal our community by taking responsibility and healing/loving ourselves.Are you in?