Before you watch the video (at the bottom of the page) of the interview with my dad, please read my instructions below. I am excited to share this interview with you, but I believe it has a higher purpose and I don’t want you to miss it. This story is personal and it is hard to share.
Racism is being denied access and opportunity based on the color of your skin or your racialized identity. It is being held in a box and processed through a system that does not see you, only the box. Then based solely on the box you have been given, this system deems you insufficient and unworthy. Unworthy of dignity, unworthy of respect, unworthy of opportunities, unworthy of participating in life.
The truth is, we are all equally worthy, necessary, worthy of being seen, appreciated, and celebrated. We all have significant and unique contributions to offer in this life experience, and no human being can validate us; we are validated in our existence. The life-giving presence created us, and that sustains our life is the only validation we will ever need to know our worth. We do not collectively have the right to determine whether or not someone is deserving of anything. Your rights and power are in our existence, and we each have an equal measure of it. It’s time that we realize how much we stand in the way of the equality and abundance we all deeply desire for ourselves. I believe we can come to common goals on how to interact with one another that upholds the value of one another’s existence, removes the boxes, and allows everyone to be seen and appreciated for their gift.
Here are my recommendations on getting the most out of this interview and any conversation with someone who is sharing their life experience and perspective with you.
After the interaction, it is time for the inner-work.
If you find you would like to go deeper in creating a practice that will assist you in becoming a more cooperative component in social change. I welcome you to schedule a Free Discovery Call with me. I would love to speak with you.
Standing in Unity,
Pamela Gray Daniel