You can’t “create” diversity, equity, or inclusion, but here is what you CAN do!
“In all human affairs, there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.” James Allen. You can’t create diversity in your organization. You can identify and remove the systems that prevent diversity from flourishing. You can’t create inclusion in your organization; You can identify the […]
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 […]
Here is why assessing your team/organization’s workload is essential to your DEI initiative.
The work is never ending, I work from home on a weekend constantly – Too Many to Quote Assessing the effectiveness of the workload and bandwidth of your team is essential to creating systems of equality in the workplace and should be a priority in your DEI plan. Being intentional about seeing and treating employees […]
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 […]
Raising Awareness: MMIW
May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Today I want to introduce you to a beautiful soul, Isabella Old Elk. She is Apsaalooké and proud member of the MMIW movement. As of 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian […]
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 […]
RACE NO MORE
“Race, is the child of racism, not the father.” TA-NEHISI COATES Does the child not carry on the legacy of their father? – Pamela Gray Daniel In “Healing Our History & Co-Creating a Culture of Oneness,” I talk about my belief that racism can not survive if we refuse to operate within the social construct […]