Hello Thriving Community,
I’m in a bit of a transition these days and am not exactly sure what that means for Thriving Thursdays this year. I’m hoping to be able to continue writing to you all weekly. Please let me know if Thriving Thursdays is helping you in your efforts to both find more joy and health in your life and also do more to actually work for justice, equity and healing, for yourself and others. It will help me know how important it is that I prioritize continuing to post regularly in a phase of my life when I need to let go of a few things in order to do what is most important…for now.
I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, you’ll see another guest post from the amazing Marquita Hamilton next week (hope you were encouraged by her courageous vulnerability in last week’s post!)
And for this week, I want to share a couple of resources that I hope you’ll find to be helpful to you on your journeys.
Last week I attending an amazing institute lead by Dr. Angela Rose Black. I’ll have more to tell you about it and what I have learned and am learning about what it means to be white, white racial identity, white supremacy (hint: it’s not “out there” with “those people”) and how I am continuing in my commitment to increase my emotional, physical and spiritual capacity to take action to disrupt systems of oppression (shy, conflict-avoider that I am.) The resources I mention here came from the people I met there, “trails” I followed afterward (like spending a few hours googling things like “black yoga teachers in L.A.” and recommendations I got because of that event.
Especially for Black folx and other POC:
Self-care and rest for black and brown bodies can be a form of rebellion and liberation, and a way to honor your ancestors.
Podcast and website – Therapy for Black Girls
Mindfulness for the People, founded by Dr. Angela Black
Dr. Bianca Baldridge’s book: Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youthwork.
Dr. Monique Liston – UBUNTU Research and Evaluation
Dr. Naya Jones www.nayajones.com
Angela Smith The Zen Dragonfly
The Nap Ministry (I’ve mentioned this before, worth mentioning again.)
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