Anti-Racist and Racist
photo by Victor Garcia
Whiteness as “normal” is just not true.
Whiteness as “normal” is what supports the continued growth and efficacy of white supremacy.
Waking up isa wonder-filled and heart stopping process that opens us in places we never knew were wounded. Dealing with our shit is a spiritual process. It has to do with your heart, your body and your soul all together.
I value the smallness of making movement and self-care a doable daily ritual. But I’m not going to be silent on issue of race and oppression anymore. Most of the people who read this will be white. I’m not pulling any punches AND I am still and forever working in service of Love and liberation for all. I hope that you stay with me - for your own healing and the healing of your family, local community, greater community and the world.
Movement is about embodying Love and becoming whole. I can’t become whole if I’m not looking at the whole story, and my part in it. And if I’m not doing that, how can I guide you to do that?
If you live in a body that holds the trauma of centuries of violence and oppression, this is not new.
I’m sorry it took me this long to listen.
My intent is to share my process as openly and vulnerably as possible, while not making it about me. I’ve had some really good support so far and I look forward to finding more white people who want to dismantle their own racism and more black and brown people who are willing to share their experiences with me.
I vow to ; to do my own affective work so that I can stand with my Black, brown and Indigenous sisters and brothers; uplift, nourish and empower their voices, hearts, and bodies.