White Privilege 101

White Privilege 101

White Privilege

Do you want to take care of your white privilege but don’t know how?

Many white people want to contribute to anti-racist change but feel insecure about where to start. Let’s face it, nobody has taught us in school how we could navigate our white privilege healthily. We lack positive role models who show us how to engage in social justice meaningfully. We can’t practice anti-racism or decolonization the same way as Black people or Indigenous people due to our white privilege. Furthermore, we may have unconscious blocks due to our social conditioning that prevent us from contributing to social justice.

Practicing anti-racism and social justice as a white person is a transformative journey. It is the only pathway to breaking the intergenerational cycle of systemic violence. Our unawareness often leads to toxic relationship dynamics with BIPOC people. If we don’t do anything, we stay part of the problem. White people can become part of the solution by learning to navigate their privilege healthily. 

White Privilege 101 – Guidelines to Navigate White Privilege Healthily

These guidelines get you started on this journey. Reading them, you will:

  • Understand important terminology of anti-racist practice
  • Discover socially conditioned behaviours that block white people from engaging constructively in anti-racist practice
  • Find out about healthy and unhealthy behaviours concerning navigating privilege
  • Explore reflections to deepen your journey in anti-racism
  • Create a concrete plan for your future journey in anti-racist practice

How much longer do you want to wait?

A little bit about me

I have been on the journey to dismantle the dynamics of white supremacy since I was an adolescent. The dynamics of oppression that we face in our society are deeply connected with the culture of white supremacy which is the shadow of our world for centuries. When I became a mental health professional, I started to integrate anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices into my services. Over the last decade, I had very intimate conversations about systemic racism with Black people, People of Colour, and Indigenous people. They taught me a lot about my privilege as a settler and a white individual. They also showed me how little is changing over the years because white people don’t change. I deeply believe that now is time to break the cycle of systemic violence.

I hope that “White Privilege 101” supports you in navigating your white privilege healthily.

If you want to learn more, I invite you to check out the podcast Native Calgarian hosted by Michelle Robinson, an Indigenous activist. I was a guest on the episodes “Anti-oppression, racism, the roles of settlers and colonialism” and “Canada doesn’t meet the bar on oppression.” I also wrote an article about the importance of dismantling white supremacy.

Take your next step to contribute to social justice. Download “White Privilege 101” now.

Manage Toxic Relationships Effectively – Workbook

Manage Toxic Relationships Effectively

Do you know how to navigate toxic relationships?

Unfortunately, toxic relationships are a constant part of our reality, whether it is in romantic relationships, friendships, at work or within families. While toxic dynamics are painful, we can learn how to navigate them effectively.

I don’t know about you, but knowing them saved me from a lot of struggle some years ago. Let me tell you my story: I was happily in love. I had recently started to date a new person. I had met my partner six months ago during a meditation retreat. We both loved to hike and enjoyed dancing. I did not have any worries because it seemed like our relationship was going in a good direction.

One weekend in September, I flew to a friend’s wedding. I spoke to her about my new partner. She told me that she had never seen me so happy. When I returned home, my partner picked me up from the airport. He looked angry. In the car, he started yelling at me. He accused me of not loving him enough because I dared to leave him for the weekend. I set boundaries with him which he ignored. I recognized the warning signs of toxic relationships.

Over next weeks, his jealousy got worse. When one argument stopped, a new began. He blamed me that I worked too much. He got angry when I wanted to see my friends – trying to isolate the partner is another of the warning sign for a toxic relationship. I suddenly felt in a constant fight. After a week, my inner voice told me to leave him. And so I did. Once again, my knowledge about toxic relationships had supported me in making a the best choice for myself.

Empower yourself to navigate toxic relationships effectively

Unhealthy relationships are often hard to spot, but they can happen to anybody. Maybe it is a romantic relationship, a sibling or at work. Toxic relationships are part of today’s society. In the beginning, they may be hard to spot because the dynamics maybe very subtle. However, unhealthy relationships can impact our physical and emotional well-being negatively. Unfortunately, many of us never learned to identify them or navigate them effectively.

Download the workbook “Manage Toxic Relationships Effectively”

Downloading the free workbook “Manage Toxic Relationships Effectively”, you will get the information you need to identify and manage unhealthy behaviour in relationships. After reading it, you’ll:

  • Name 7 toxic dynamics in relationships
  • Understand the most common manipulative tactics
  • Identify 6 principles to navigate toxic dynamics effectively
  • Describe how to put these strategies into action with behaviours that are easy to implement
  • As a result, you will feel happier and more positive in your life, and you will be empowered to choose people that are good for you.

Get the workbook “Manage Toxic Relationships Effectively” today and transform your life today.

You want more information?

Check out the podcast “Smart Relationships Moves” where you get honest insights about relationships that support you in being empowered in your life.

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