It is my personal responsibility to make individual reparations* to people of color. If you are a person of color and would like to train with me or have a one on one SomaYoga session, please accept a 50% discount when you schedule with me. If you don’t feel like you would want this discount for yourself, please choose an organization, non-profit, or underwrite someone for a session, and I will remit payment/services.
*What reparations are NOT. If you are reading this as that I am assuming people of color cannot afford my classes and that I’m offering charity, you are missing my intent. Reparations are a recognition that for 400 years this country has oppressed and marginalized people of color. I am doing my small part to offer reparations in my corner of the world. If you’d like to learn more, I urge you to read more about this in the articles linked below.
In addition – I support the following people with a percentage of my business every month. I highly recommend you follow them, learn from them and pay them for their labor:
Dr. Tee Williams – Engage Change
Individual Reparation – Article by Michael Eric Dyson*
Michael Eric Dyson – Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
The Case for Reparations – Ta-Nahisi Coates
THINGS I LIKE
“White Spaces, Missing Faces” and “Antagonists, Advocates and Allies” by Catrice M. Jackson
“Women, Food and God” by Geneen Roth
“Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat” by Melissa Joulwan (try the czech meatballs!)
“Well Fed 2: MORE Paleo Recipes For People Who Love to Eat” by Melissa Joulwan
“It Starts with Food” by Melissa & Dallas Hartwig
Minnesota Running Trails by Kate Havelin
“Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss
“Own Your Glow” by Latham Thomas
Metabolic Effect – Learn about food and how it works in your body.
Girls Gone Strong – A collection of incredible women from across the country who share the latest information on training, good eats, health and wellness.
The Church of St. Felicia and Alexis P. Morgan – Everything she writes and creates makes my heart and head expand. You can support her work here.
Wild Mystic Woman and Layla Saad – Deep, soulful, important work.
The Clothes Make The Girl – GREAT, whole food and really delicious recipes by the author of Well Fed.
More Social Less Media – A human exploration of presence in your life. Follow him on Instagram and enjoy his incredible pics too.
Shishi Rose – Racial Justice Educator. Pay her here.
Sassy Latte – Every post teaches me something and makes me think.
Nayyirah Waheed – Poetry that will change you.
Rupi Kaur – Poetry that will change you.
Dallas Hartwig – I love his outlook, his brain, his curiosity. He’s a seeker. Plus – the pics.
Decolonizing Fitness – Learn about gender justice and some great fitness. Also check out the “Affirming Spaces” Training Manuals.
TED Talks & Videos
Mwende Katwiwa – Black Life at The Intersection of Birth and Death
Verna Myers – How to Overcome our Biases – Walk Boldly Toward Them
David Williams – How Racism Makes Us SICK. Such an important TED. Please watch.
Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight – Gahhh! SO GOOD.
Brene Brown – Listening to Shame – Gamechanger
Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability
Ron Finley – “Let’s grow some s*&t!”
Your Body May Shape Who You are – Amy Cuddy – So powerful. So true.
Robin DiAngelo – Deconstructing White Privilege
Talithia Williams – Own Your Own Body’s Data – Loved her approach to take responsibility for your own health using simple data.
Brittney Cooper – The Racial Politics of Time