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Reflecting on Reparations

I find it hard to do the inner work of unpacking my whiteness without trying to answer the question, what do we white people owe Black...

Decentering My White Self

Many BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) point to white centering as one of the most harmful aspects of racism and white...

Hiding from Racism

According to NPR, 55% of white Americans believe that there is discrimination against white people today in our country, but less than...

Parting With My Inner Good Girl

As I've delved deeper into my inclinations toward perfectionism and performance, I've come to uncover the deeper stories that I tell...

Booting Myself from the Stage

Note to readers: I am a white woman writing this piece for a primarily white audience. I never thought of myself as a performer until I...

Becoming an Awakened Ancestor

Note to readers: I'm writing this from the perspective of a white woman and am writing for a primarily white audience. Once we reach a...

Unpacking My Whiteness

On my road to consciousness, I've taken a path which is proving to be the one of the most difficult, necessary and powerful routes I've...

Words to Live By

As 2019 approaches, many people aim to start the new year off with a promise to make a change for the better. Maybe they'll pledge to go...

Reclaiming My Time & Myself

For years I dreamed of being a 'lady who lunches.' A woman with the time and money to take a leisurely lunch while sipping drinks in the...

We Are All Stardust

There are many questions I have struggled with since the 2016 presidential election. How did we get to this place of division? How can...

Battling Perfectionism

The costs of perfectionism and its surprising origins. I didn't realize how much of a perfectionist I was until I became a parent. For...

Welcome to Giving Voice!

Giving Voice is born of my learnings from doing my inner work and finding my voice for the first time. I hope that some of my experiences...