Embodying

White Allyship

A 5 week personalized one-one online course for white and white passing folks
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This 5 week one-one course is a focused and nourishing container for white and white passing folks who benefit from white supremacy who want to work through the trauma that arises when we wake up to the harm of intergenerational racism and the advantages that come with it. You will deepen in your embodied awareness and healing of your own intergenerational racialized trauma and continue to heal so that you can discern how to be a more effective ally and move towards becoming an accomplice to support people of color in your work and life.

Over the 5 sessions there will be guidance to . . . 

  • Tap into your indigenous roots in a time before the construct of "whiteness" existed and to connect with the inherent goodness and wellness within you in connection with the Earth. 

  • Acknowledge and get to know the painful stories around the construct of race that you carry as a result of your ancestry and past.

  • Learn about the construct of race and whiteness as well as uncomfortable truths about racism within and around you that you can affect and change internally and externally through your way of being and the actions that you take. 

  • Learn a language of welcome and inclusion to help you navigate conversations about race and racism with greater understanding and engagement. 

  • Learn and practice embodiment techniques to help you navigate being present with and having conversations about race and racism with greater grounding, honesty, compassion and commitment as your heal white body supremacy.

  • Learn what it takes to be an ally and accomplice to folks of color who you care about, build new relationships and discern how you want to cultivate relationships of mutual aid.

  • Practice having effective dialogues about racism.

  • Practice moving through your barriers to being an effective anti-racist change agent in your family, community and the collective.

  • Clarify your role in stepping forward as an ally in your sphere of influence.


How do you know this course is right for you? . . . 

  • You want racial justice follow-up work to support your own rooting into self learning and discerning your next steps towards anti-racist action.

  • You want to move on from a personal pity party or out of confusion to a productive use of your power as your agency and privilege and you are wanting support to understand how to make this move. 

  • You want to be in a supportive community of other white and white passing folks who care about making the changes that are needed to support black, indigenous and other people of color to be in leadership. 

  • You have some experience with mindfulness, meditation, embodiment and or somatic practices that you can use to cultivate some personal grounding and ability to be present to feelings and sensations. 

Check in with these following assumptions about 

Why We are Here to do this Work:
 

  • We are visibly white and benefit from white body supremacy (see Resma Menakam’s definition) that offer us an advantage and leverage in our social construct.

  • We all have trauma and intergenerational racialized trauma as both the oppressor and the oppressed. 

  • We are all worthy of love and attention and all good things.

  • We are all interconnected. As in none of us are free until we are all free. 

  • We have a shared commitment to addressing racism and white body supremacy. In other words, we want to be more effective change agents as allies of our black and indigenous brothers and sisters, and that includes supporting them to be in leadership for our collective awakening. We have a shared commitment to mobilize and to act to end white body supremacy.


If you agree with all of these assumptions then this work is for you. 

Come as you are even if you're messy, confused, complicated, angry, frustrated, curious . . . . Wherever you are, embody that, don't run away from it, and come to move to the next level.

Receive the personalized support that you want and need to make significant change in how to relate to the construct of race to transform your relationships and be more inclusive in all aspects of your work and life. 

Each session will include:

  • Grounding support and practices you can use in your daily life to stay present in your body with sensations and feelings.

  • Information sharing and language education to make sure we are on the same page as a group. 

  • Embodied reflection process on our personal experience with racism and internal biases.

  • Space for you to ask your questions and receive my informed perspective while also coming to your own answers in your own time. 

  • Resources and homework you can engage with to integrate the lessons between sessions.

 

Week 1 

  • Ethers - Congratulations you survived! (Addressing: Showing up) Welcome home to your body and welcome to the work!

    • Understanding your personal intersectionality

    • Assessing and accessing generative language

    • Understanding intergenerational racialized trauma and how to heal it

 

Week 2

  • Earth - Wait what I’m white? (Addressing: Denial) Connecting to reality

    • The characteristics of white supremacy culture

    • Understanding white body supremacy

    • Ancestral healing basics, accessing healthy ancestors and creating boundaries

    • Addressing the stories we’ve received about race from family of origin and culture

    

Week 3 

  • Water - So what I’m white? (Addressing: Anger/Avoidance) Connect to trust

    • Understanding trust and safety from our individual context in relationship to others

    • Learning about Stress Shapes and how we may take them on in racialized contexts

    • Cultivating compassion for self and others

 

Week 4

  • Fire - I’m white and I want to work it. (Addressing: Bargaining) Connect to power 

    • Reclaiming and leveraging power and privilege 

    • Cultivating our POPx4 (Place of Peace, Personal Power and reclaiming our Privilege so we can share it and make this work a Priority)

    • Practice dialogue pattern for addressing racialized conflict in conversations

 

Week 5

  • Air - I’m white and I’m working it. (Acceptance,  Appreciation and Engagement) 

    • Moving from Actor to Ally to Accomplice and understanding these roles

    • Understanding performative allyship

    • Coalition building and organizing 

    • Staying engaged and resourced

    • Personal and collective resilience

What past participants have to say:

"Being supported and guided by Hilary in my exploration of white allyship and white body supremacy has been a very deep and gratifying experience. She creates a sense of safety that is bone deep. Hilary has done so much of her own work that she is really able to hold space for the complexities we carry." J.S.

 

"Hilary is incredibly caring and makes a great effort to create safety that lends to vulnerable sharing. She is right there with us in the thick of exploring this topic and is a humble and courageous leader by showing us it is perfectly normal to have flaws and Hilary provides a guide map on how to come into better harmony with our intended ways of being in the society. For example, while we as white folks may identify as embracing BIPOC, most of us inevitably have inherited white body supremacy from our ancestors which plays out in subconscious ways, and as we come into awareness of those ways we can learn to hold ourselves with compassion and find ways to overcome such tendencies through practice and self-love." -Anonymous

"Through her deep caring and understanding, Hilary offers a unique and valuable perspectives and tools which I will be using into the future." -Anonymous

 

 

Self Investment: 
$600-$800 for 5 sessions to be scheduled over 5-10 weeks

20% of proceeds going towards women of color collaborators who have been instrumental in the creation of this curriculum including Chastity Rodriguez and JWow 

If you're curious and interested, set up a free 30 minute discovery call to see if this is the right course for you.