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White Supremacy works best when we are separated from our own humanity and our communities. It’s the worst kind of auto-pilot there is. Helping you gain a better understanding of how anti-Blackness works to harm us all is kinda what we are known for. Take a look around and allow us to offer you a soft place to land to do some really hard work.
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Start By Talking, LLC. is a Georgia-based anti-oppression education and media company that supports leaders and institutions with interrogating their relationship with anti-Blackness and White Supremacy through anti-oppressive coaching, training, assessment, online courses and technical assistance.
It's time for some real talk about what unraveling anti-Blackness requires of you.
It's time to stop pretending that you have this all figured out and being a "good human" or organization curiously exploring anti-oppressive perspectives is good enough to dismantle systems harmful to human beings you know, love, work with, and celebrate.
Everything we've been taught about how to address racism and oppression is wrong and designed to keep you spinning your wheels.
I have a strategy that unlocks the path you’ve been looking for.
The A.B.L.E. Institute supports leaders in the life-long journey of unraveling oppressive social conditioning constructs to promote equity-based scholarship.
“Wanda supervised me through a graduate internship while opening the Project Safe Center at Vanderbilt. I knew her from undergrad and through the transition to grad school. She’s smart, funny, determined, and a force to be reckoned with. She’ll make you feel weird about who you are and what you “know,” especially if you’ve never asked the questions she asks. But when she does, doesn’t that mean she’s doing what you needed her to?
As she continues her calling, she prods and provokes, because women like her mother had to struggle as single Black parents who were and are still virtually invisible in a Europatriarchal world—among many other reasons. I know her heart breaks, and there are always nights when she can’t sleep for the injustices BIPOC face. That dedication will meet you if you reach out.
While I continue on my journey of pretending to be a grown-up, her presence is still showing me something—honkies like myself have a lot of bullshit clouding our vision. Though I don’t know if I even still take up that much bandwidth in her memory/journey after all this time and with all she struggles with, I’m grateful for that.”
Come Get Your White People: A Podcast
Are you a change agent at your wit’s end? This podcast is for you!
If you’re the friend who often gets told, “Please don’t start...” then this is the podcast for you! You want to change the world, you want people to care about anti-Blackness, and you want White folx to take accountability for ending oppression, but your arguments fall flat, right?
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