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 we are in ongoing practice to use our privilege as our responsibility and accountability to creating change.

At Awakening Women we strive to use our platform to create change, awareness and conversation around the topic of race. As we humbly begin to educate ourselves, we see the position of privilege we are in as our ongoing practice and duty to hold ourselves accountable and responsible to the cause and solution of dismantling racism.

We are here to listen, to learn, to rigorously question our privilege, to create space for conversation, to recognize our wrongs and wrong-doings, to apologize and to prioritize our impact over intent.

As a part of our continuing education, we offer a list of resources and people that we highly recommend:

People to Follow

::  Rachel E. Cargle ~ Rachel Cargle is an activist, writer and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood.

:: Layla F. Saad ~ Layla Saad is a writer, speaker, podcast host and racial justice advocate whose work explores the intersections of race, spirituality, feminism and leadership. 

:: Catrice M. Jackson ~ Catrice M. Jackson is a speaker, author, educator and activist. She is the creator of SHETalks WETalk Race talks for Women and WETalks for Women of Color.

:: Torrie Pattillo ~ Torrie is a writer, Intuitive Business Strategist, Spiritual Guide, Priestess and Visionary behind Soulful Innovation.

:: Shenee Howard ~ Shenee is a WOC who helps business owners define and articulate what makes them special – creating NO harm in branding. She has built over 30 digital products and classes for women entrepreneurs.

:: Desiree Adaway ~ Desiree is the principal of The Adaway Group – a black-woman-owned consulting firm that brings together multi-racial teams to work on projects related to equity, inclusion and social justice.

:: Erika Hines ~ Erika is the principal and lead consultant at Every Level Leadership. She is a Black Feminist focused on liberation work and social change; a consultant, advisor, strategist, curriculum designer and senior trainer who works with people and organizations to do two things: use diversity to their advantage and leverage leadership across levels. 

:: Staci Jordan Shelton ~ Staci is a performance consultant and organizational development professional, she offers sessions and different programs such as: Ascend, Alchemy and Unraveled where she helps you in deep inner work to move towards transformation with truth, transparency, trust, compassion and precision.

:: Margo Stebbing ~ Margo is creating poetic flames writing about her personal and collective of
de-centering whiteness and dismantling racism. 

:: Ijeoma Oluo ~ Author of ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’

:: Jardana PeacockJardana is a writer and a spiritual activist. She has worked with thousands of changemakers globally to address trauma through an anti-oppression lens.


:: So You Think You’re Not a White Feminist? ~ Emma Coleman

:: Author of ‘White Fragility’ Robin DiAngelo Get’s Real ~ Alia E. Dastagir

:: When Spiritual Bypassing Meets Racism Meets Gaslighting ~ Camille Williams

:: The Sweet Lull of White Supremacy, or Why White People Hate to Be Called White ~Irna L. Landrum

:: Unlocking White Supremacy and Fragility in the Wellness Industry ~Maryam Ajayi

:: For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies ~ Courtney Ariel

:: I Need to Talk to Spiritual White Women About White Supremacy (Part One) ~ Layla F. Saad

:: Expressive Writing Prompts to Use If You’ve Been Accused of White Fragility, Spiritual Bypass or White Privilege ~ Leesa Renee Hall

:: Proof That The Spiritual Healing Community, Feminist Leadership and Personal Growth Industry Is Intrinsically Toxic and Racist ~ Torrie M. Pattillo

:: No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege ~ Robot Hugs, Everday Feminism

:: White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves ~Ijeoma Oluo

:: How to Argue Eloquently and Back Yourself Up With Facts ~ Aida Manduley

Videos / Podcasts

:: The Racial Divide: Women of Color and White Women ~ Red Table Talk (Video)

:: Interracial Marriage with Ellen Pompeo ~ Red Table Talk (Video)

:: 13th – Documentary on Netflix about race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States
(Video – can only stream on Netflix)

:: 14 Ancestral Healings for Anti-Racist White Folks ~ Healing Justice (Podcast) 

:: The United State of Women Summit – a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break the barriers that stand between women and full equality (Video)


:: Heal Thyself ~ an intimate online diversity intensive for non-BIPOC healers, teachers and life coaches ~ Rev. Brig Feltus

:: Anti-Racism Intensive Workshop ~ Rachel E. Cargle

:: SHETalks WETalks Events ~ Catrice M. Jackson

:: Coaching as Activism ~ Andréa Ranae Johnson

:: Everyday Feminism ~ School for Social Justice

:: Hard Conversations: An introduction to Racism and Its Undoings ~ Patti Digh

:: Diversity is An Asset ~ Building Inclusive and Equitable Organizations 

:: Equity Audit – You Get The Culture You Create ~ The Adaway Group – Desiree Adaway


:: Me and White Supremacy Workbook ~ Layla F. Saad (Workbook) 

:: So You Want To Talk About Race ~ Ijeoma Oluo (Book) 

:: Practice Showing Up – A Practice Guide For White People Working For Racial Justice ~ Jardana Peacock (Workbook)

:: AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building A Race Equity Culture ~ A Project of ProInspire (Ebook)

Photo Credit: Vaschelle André


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