This is the start of a much bigger conversation. This episode is our first step in recognizing the privilege we both are afforded, how that shows up in our lives, and what we can do to start to process it. The most powerful place for us to start is self-awareness. We can’t take action until we recognize in ourselves our own biases and privileges and see how we are contributing (even unconsciously) to the problem.
The world changes when we change. We must do the uncomfortable work, to be honest with ourselves about what this truly looks like for each of us. Our guilt and shame are not productive and are certainly not going to help anyone.
We often don’t understand the influence we have, so it’s important to do the work and use our voice to speak in support of others who may not have that same privilege. So this is the start of our commitment to dive deeper into this, and we are sharing this conversation in the hopes that it will spark the same within you. Discomfort is part of the process, and it’s not a reason to turn away—it’s a sign to lean in and do the work.
This is your reminder to pause and reflect on what’s important in your life—where can you do better and help make the world a better place?
Here are the resources we mention in this episode:
- The Instagram account Stacy mentions: @wildmysticwoman
- The TED Talk Sarah mentions about walking towards our prejudice: Verna Myers: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them
- Pema Chodron’s book Sarah mentions: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
- The wonderful organization Together Rising
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