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This week on Brick & Mortar, I talk with someone special, my partner Jennifer Brom. Jennifer studied cultural anthropology in school and is currently the Direct Service Manager at Sexual Assault Support Services.
She directly trains and oversees the work of providing survivors of sexual assault with acute and long term support both in person and on their support hotline. This intense and exhausting work requires one thing, above all else, Supportive Communication.
Today we break down Supportive Communication and what it requires to be more than just a good listener, but truly listen and learn with another human.
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Today, on Brick & Mortar, Yoga Instructor, PhD candidate and Queer Identified POC, Austin Folger discusses white privilege, institutional racism and societal oppression. He helps me understand how we, as a community, can meet this moment through our own discomfort and education.
As a White American, I have directly benefited from our society’s privilege toward the color of my skin. While I may not act outwardly racist, oppressive or mean, it is still my responsibility to listen and act when I see injustice bringing harm to our community, particularly people of color. I support POC and specifically Austin in using this platform to share and educate during these significant events. I encourage our community to engage in conversations and direct action to bring about societal change for the safety of people of color.
In today’s episode, we encourage you to read Ibrahim X. Kendi, How To Be An Anti Racist, as well as, Me & White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.
Also, please consider donating to the Black Visions Collective at https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/.
Today, on Brick & Mortar, I’m sharing a chat with my friend Maite, a bonafide instagram yoga-lebrity, and one of the goofiest and fun people I know. We met at yoga teacher training in 2014 and one of my best friends.
I wanted to start my podcast by chatting casually with her about the pandemic in her home country, stepping back from IG right when the whole world went online and what it means to be okay in this moment.