The Importance of Trauma Responsive DEI, Systems Change & Social Justice Work

Trauma is a chronic disruption of connection -Stephen Porges Trauma is a blow to the psyche that breaks through one’s defenses so suddenly and with such brutal force that no one cannot react to it effectively. -Kai. T. Erikson I was in a class on trauma healing earlier this week when Kai Cheng Thom shared […]

Workplace Conflict isn’t normal, it is a result of a DEI values deficit.

I have observed that many folks think DEI( Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) initiatives are about getting more “minorities” in their organization/ team. (I’m not too fond of that word, but that is a topic for another article). Others seek to use their initiatives to gain awareness and demonstrate social sensitivity. Though well-meaning, these motives illustrate […]

A Brave Conversation

Inspired by current events, Pamela Gray Daniel shares a message for change agents about how to continue our work empowered, anchored in values, and leading with bravery.

Reclaiming Your Identity

Inspired by an article on Racial Identity and Ancestry, Pamela reflects on how we can reclaim our identity as a form of dismantling racism. Read the article that inspired this video: Genetic ancestry test results shape race self-identification, Stanford researchers find: People who have taken a genetic ancestry test are more likely to report multiple […]

So You Want To Be An Ally?

As a Social Unity and Oneness Practitioner, Holistic DEI educator, and Allyship coach, I explicitly state that Authentic Allyship is both an inner and outer work. We must learn to embody the values of social equality intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Far too often, we see Allyship as a badge that we wear that says, “I […]

My Dad’s Story: Living with Racism

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 […]

Tools for Social Transformation

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”– Rodolfo Costa What is wanted and unwanted are different ends of the same subject. I desire to live in a world that is fair and just, where everyone is acknowledged, affirmed, […]

The Answer Is You

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg We are in desperate need of societal healing and unity. We all need to do our part to see substantial, durable change. It can all seem so overwhelming, and far too […]

Love Above All

Love is patient, love is kind.It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. […]

The Art of Healing

“We each have a story of wounds.Our wounds need to be shared transparently.Wounds can heal with forgiveness.Walking victoriously with our scars can bring encouragement and hope to others.”Dell Maestra, The Last Grain Of Salt When I was 16, I got the phone call; it was from a boy I liked. He called to say he […]