A few words about us
Social Justice Healer & Equity Coach
Anti racism training is one of the most important things we can do to create a better future. Racism is inseparable from America’s foundation. If we are going to heal and move beyond the trauma, we have to be honest about our history. Too many of us don’t even know what really happened or understand how it affects all aspects of society today. It’s on us to learn and take responsibility for bringing things into balance. Anything less continues the cycle of denial and damage.
For more than 20 years, I’ve connected people and opened minds, getting very different people to come together for common causes. As a facilitator, I bring facts and help you consider different viewpoints and make connections. Once you see how myths harm us all and how the truth is deliberately hidden by the powerful, we can talk about how to create equity. Throughout the discussions, we integrate self-care to reduce defensiveness, increase active listening, process uncomfortable emotions, decenter the majority, and come up with real doable actions that are personal to you.
As an award-winning facilitator and community program creator, my goal is to help students connect with themselves, each other and the information in ways that transform their thinking and behavior. As a teacher with the gift of intuition, I tune in to what each class or organization needs, tailoring my style to encourage trust and learning. So if you're tired of:
• being "on guard" when talking about race and social justice
• being afraid of hurting someone unintentionally
• not understanding why good intentions aren't enough
Or you're just ready to stand up to racism and other isms, but you aren't sure how, join me because we've got work to undo!
• anti racism
• power dynamics
• race & American history
• privilege & inequality
• using small changes to make huge impacts
• getting people of diverse backgrounds to work together
PPS - And here's what else I know. Getting grounded, meditating, knowing your personal power and using it to uplift yourself and others is critical to having the capacity to make change. This is why I teach courses on meditation and self-care. I teach the way I feel - intensely, personally, nonjudgementally, using art & music & movement & stillness so that you can be with your feelings and let go of what's not in your highest good.
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If you don't know what to say when you see someone being hateful, or aren't sure when you should stand up for someone else or if that would be crossing a boundary, I get you. The only way to overcome that fear and change things is to have brave conversations.
This is a healing space. We have tough discussions about race, sex, and other ways that we divide ourselves and piss each other off. We speak truth, ask awkward questions, and get honest responses that most people won’t say out loud (respectfully). We do the work.
And plenty of other isms. What we’re doing is revolutionary! Having the knowledge and skills to confidently take action against social injustice will change the world. And to do it with a laugh is a bonus! Are you in?
I really enjoyed your approach and delivery. I was admittedly skeptical because I previously worked in EEO/Diversity for over 25-years and thought it was going to be another diversity-based webinar; it turned out to be the opposite (in a good way)!. You were able to connect with everyone and provide a safe space for sharing. You approached everything with an open-heart and that created trust among participants and most important- you made sure everyone was included. Your webinar and unique style of delivery was a breath of fresh air for me. I told my 3 kids (18, 26, & 27) and my dad and we are all fans of your coaching :)
I recently attended a presentation workshop on "Talking about Racism" with Sacil Armstrong. I can't say enough about how moving and informative it was. She has a way of presenting this injustice in a way that speaks to everyone in her audience. I walked away with a new way of thinking and acting against Racism. Positive actions speak louder than words, and trying to understand before being understood helps us all to have equity in this world not just diversity.
I just LOVE the Anti-Racism for Women Entrepreneurs class. I feel totally save to ask Sacil any questions I think of and know that she will be honest with me and help me actually make change in the world of Illustration and online business. I've been able to have real and honest conversations with my clients to make sure I'm meeting their needs. I've given more thought to where I market my business, who I partner with and what I draw. I used to be scared to take leadership roles, go on podcasts run by people of color or draw people of color because I didn't want to offend anyone. Now I feel confident in knowing I can be of service and learn along the way without the fear of failure. We are all in this together and it's an exciting journey ahead!
Taking the Anti-Racism for Women Entrepreneurs course continued to make huge impacts for me even after each class! The amount of confidence I feel now that I know basic terminology and history has helped me stand up for others whether its a conversation with my family members or a business meeting. I know I can call out racist comments and have historical information to back it up. I'm no longer afraid of offending, instead I feel completely empowered to do more for social justice in the way I talk with my kids, interact in my community, work with my clients and point out inequality and racism.
I am currently working on Techniques to Tame Your Anxiety. There is lots of helpful information, several worksheets and links to help determine your anxiety triggers and stress level, and audio and video links where Sacil leads you in breathing and meditation techniques. The sessions are well organized and detailed, and I am finding them very useful additions to my toolbox in my struggle with anxiety and depression. Sacil's warm, kind energy in the audio and video sessions have been particularly helpful! I have them saved so that I can pull them back up to work with whenever I need them. I highly recommend this course!
Honest. Sincere. Capable, wanting, and willing to help. That's Sacil. She said she could help me get rid of my sense of discomfort, of not being myself, and thereby the pain. In no more than thirty minutes, she talked me through my anxiety, helped me identify the source of it, and left me feeling like the real “me". I trust her. So should you.
Sacil has a kind and welcoming energy which allows anyone to feel at home and taken care of. [Techniques to Tame Your Anxiety] is well-prepared and researched with many links to helpful articles and benefits of various stress reduction modalities. I love especially the audio guided meditations and practices. Even as a long term meditator and yoga practitioner there is always something new to learn and revisit. The tapping is especially appreciated in times of stress and works immediately.
These are extremely important discussions to have and thank you for being here and doing the work you do. We are stronger, not only when we unite, but when we listen to each other and learn from one another through our experiences.
You are an amazing and powerful force for change and healing!
I'm thankful for your presence and the process of becoming more immediately awakened to the INTERNALIZED institutional racism that pervades our culture. every day I wake up and try to pay attention, learn, listen and act. It is so much better to come down off the cross, acknowledge our mistakes, growth, and changes. Retreating into a defensive posture creates nothing but more anger, fear, and brittleness.
I know this is a community of contributors, but my god, you're doing some priceless, badass leading and I am grateful for all your efforts. Thank you. xoxo
You are doing such amazing work. Just want to say thanks for being so damn brave.