We all love to make a positive impact on the world.
It matters. Big time.
We are all hopeful but also heartbroken by the awful injustices surrounding us.
Thank goodness we don't have to be powerless spectators. Here's how.
1. Tune into where you are being called now.
What is breaking your heart? What is firing you up? Where is the urgency? Cut the overwhelm and pick one thing, now.
2. Build your awareness.
Purposefully learn, watch, listen to people and groups that are at at the pointy end of the injustice. You can do this by following people in the know (mostly from that group) on social media, attending online webinars, trainings, books and so on. There is SO much available these days to move and open your heart, soul and mind.
Remember, just as men aren't the experts in feminism, white women aren't the experts in racism, nor are non queer people the experts in being LGBT. Listen and respect the work and energy of those in the know. We might not be the experts but we can do plenty to support and amplify the work!
3. Let yourself feel all the feelings.
A lot of feelings will come up. Let them but don't let them stop you.
For me, doing this work has been painful, especially given that I am complicit in so much (newsflash, most of us are). I'm a white, cis women who is able bodied (mostly), married to a man and living on stolen land here in Australia (for those outside Australia, it was taken by the English from Aboriginal people). Being a non-Indigenous Australia means we are benefiting from the oppression of Indigenous Australians. Yep, even if you don't want or mean to.
Learning from some kickass Black American women activists has blown my mind wide open on a whole other level. Holy shit, white women are a problem. Yep, true. This is not fun to learn (easier to blame everything on the patriarchy!). I felt resistance, blamed, shamed and yep, that's my work to do. It's okay, it's necessary! All white people need to do this work.
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