We have to speak up. George Floyds life mattered.
We have to show up. For all of those who have suffered in an unjust system, those that we have heard about and the many we don’t hear about.
We have to do the uncomfortable work. We have to educate ourselves. This is the practice. Everyday.
Facing Racism, White Supremacy and White Privilege head on. This is the work, our work. Yoga is Unity.
Resources : Thank you to all of those who have done the work below, now its our turn. This is a start, there are many more resources out there; search, discuss, share.
Audre Lorde: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Layla F Saad: Me and White Supremacy
Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Speaking To White People About Race
Maya Angelou: I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings
Sabrina Strings: Fearing The Black Body
Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body Is Not An Apology
Michelle C Johnson: Skill In Action
Resmaa Menakem : My Grandmother’s Hands
Susannah Barkataki: Honor Your Roots
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams: Radical Dharma
Rolf Gates: Meditations From The Matt
triyoga talks : Dianne Bondy on challenging racism + spiritual bypassing: triyoga talks episode 34
triyoga talks : Faith Hunter on emotional self-care + inclusivity: triyiga talks episode 32
triyoga talks : Dianne Bondy on activism + inclusion: triyoga talks episode 24
Yoga is Dead : White Women Killed Yoga: episode 1
Yoga and Body Image Coalition : Sabrina Strings, Yoga as a tool for social change
Yoga and Body Image Coalition : Dr Chelsea A Jackson, Yoga a medium for communication and learning
On Being : Resmaa Menakem : ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’
TV / Videos / Documentaries:
Netflix Explained: The Racial Wealth
13th, From slave to criminal with one amendment: Netflix
Black and British: A forgotten history: BBC
When They See Us: Netflix
UK Organisations that support people of colour:
For those who want to support I have recorded a charity class that I taught in aid of Black Minds Matter, if you would like to donate and receive the class recording please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.