I am a linguist and educator based in Berlin, Germany. Growing up in one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. I never had the privilege of ignoring the impact of systemic racism.
Later in life, when I started tackling barriers to inclusion in my second passion- the full contact sport known as roller derby- my lifelong fascination with language and communication paid off, and giving conversation based workshops was the natural next step.
WHO I AM
WHO I AM
You have to act as if it were possible to radically
transform the world.
And you have to do it all the time.
WHAT IS ALLYSHIP?
An ally is someone who actively supports marginalized groups that they themselves are not a member of. What does being anti-racist mean? How can you stand up for people of color if you are not a person of color? How can you engage in conversations about trans rights, gender non-comformity, or non-binary issues when you don't identify as any of those?
Being an ally requires a lot more than retweets and profile picture frames. Allyship must be accompanied by sustained commitment to education and confronting one's own privilege.