Why must the white cis nonprofit workers angry react to all my posts? Ep: Do your own internal labor and healing
White and cisgender folks in white- and cis-led organizations: your marginalized colleagues are already navigating an organization that was not made with them in mind. They don’t need to be navigating your hurt feelings or anxieties as well. Do your own internal work.
Why must the white cis nonprofit workers angry react to all my posts? Ep: Always challenge transphobia
Try as I might to focus on my day job two days after the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, I can’t. I can only think about what I want my cisgender heterosexual friends, family, and coworkers to know about what it’s like to live in my skin…
Why must the white cis nonprofit workers angry react to all my posts? Ep: White women, stop gatekeeping progress
I thought it was just a problem I was experiencing: white women gatekeepers in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) work. But, I was attending The Adaway Group’s Whiteness at Work Training (I highly recommend this training for folks working at predominantly white institutions!) when Desiree and Jessica began talking about it explicitly.
Why must the white cis nonprofit workers angry react to all my posts? Ep: “That’s just the way it is”
Apologies if you’ve heard this one before: imagine me — a queer, trans, triracial person — in a Zoom meeting with an all-white, all-cis Development Committee. A proposal for a pay-to-play fundraising scheme (a fundraiser that requires donors to pay to engage in an activity, in this case: an educational event) is on the table and I mention the equity issues of who can access this and how it doesn’t advance the mission…