Next I will be asking some questions around identity, diversity and your own personal anti-racism journey. Why is this important? It is a value and priority in my life AND business to not only amplify the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenious, Folks of Color (BBIPOC) but also to assist in dismantling the oppresive, white centered systems at hand. Unfortunately these harmful systems are also within the wellness/healing communities.
It is imparative that I as a space holder/facilitator of transformation and healing, not only do my deep inner work, but create spaces that are inclusive, as safe as can be and a space where we can all be "stumbling bravely" forward (to quote the work of Leesa Renee Hall: IG and Patreon @leesareneehall). We can not discuss embodiment work if we do not also talk about identity, the skin that we are in and all the energy/stories/history/trauma they can hold.
To be clear: I am NOT an antiracist educator or facilitator nor is this program about that deeper work.
This is not about comparison or being ahead/behind anyone else. I am VERY much on this journey with you all. But I do need to know if these are new concepts to you and/or your desire to continue to learn more.
Thank you for your honesty, openness and courage ~ We are in this together!