I Am On A Mission
"As a white woman, my mission is to participate in the redistribution of material resources and psychological comforts white people have hoarded for centuries."
As a white woman, my mission is to participate in the redistribution of material resources and psychological comforts white people have hoarded for centuries. My strategy is to work, play, and live in community with friends and practitioners of color (and white) to develop tools and strategies that increase awareness of the history and knowledge kept from us, the culture that enables that, and the harm white supremacy inflicts on all of us regardless of identity or politics. The practices that support my mission also seek to identify and nurture solutions to outsmart whiteness in pursuit of a freer, fairer, more just and humane world.
My strategies include:
- I use my class privilege to be a free agent. This allows me to minimize institutional control over my content and approach.
- Whenever possible, I leverage engagements to build, connect, and/or expand the local racial justice community for ongoing impact. Learn more about my community engagement practices here.
- I profit-share with antiracist organizations and initiatives, particularly those I am in community with and/or that have supported my ongoing education in a major way. Below is a list of recipients to date. Distributions have ranged from $25 to $10,000. As of August 2021 they total about $136,000+. *
Community Change Inc.
The Privilege Institute/White Privilege Conference
Haymarket People’s Fund
Bowman for School Committee
Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
Violence in Boston
Black Girl In Maine/BGIM Media
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Gathering for Justice
C.I.R.C.L.E & Stamp
Done for DiDi/DiDi Delgado
Ayanna Pressley for Congress
Working Families Party
African American Policy Forum
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives / M4BL
Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness
Union Capital Boston
Stop AAPI Hate
Merrimack Valley Black & Brown Voices
Privilege to Progress
*The above list and $ figure does not include the below components, all of which are meaningful to my overall commitment as I strive to live into my mission and values.
- in-kind contributions
- distributions I categorize as charitable donations as distinct from reparations (e.g. Border Crossers, ACLU, SPLC, ActBlue, Class Action, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Women’s March, WBUR)
- buying and hiring Black- and brown-owned goods and services
- pro bono engagements