White supremacy will only loosen its grip on us all as you work adopt a posture of humility and own the ways that you – through your action or inaction – have allowed it to stand. All liberation comes at a price and getting free will cost you your pride. The question is, are you willing to pay?
Take some time and check out this podcast I recorded with my boo Kevin Garcia over at Tiny Revolution. We covered a lot of ground in our time together including LGBTQ inclusion in religious community, what it means to live out your love, elitism in faith spaces, power & privilege, and what community, church, and solidarity can look like.
So take the next 45 minutes and listen to our talk, Petty and/or Prophetic. I think you’ll find it worth your time.
I woke up this morning, this “Independence Day”, with my mind stayed on freedom Not “Make America Great Again” or the US neo-imperial project but actual freedom The type that lets our young ones look forward to sunny days and clear blue skies because they don’t have to fear drone warfare or our bombs …
I’m not ok. Most days I struggle to get out of bed before feeding myself, knocking out a few hours of work, taking time to rest, and then getting lost for a few hours in my curated netflix-hulu happy place. I’m not ok. It’s a struggle to be around people some days and I crave the …
If I should die before I’m woke,
Cringe at my missteps
for it’s in holding me accountable that you can see what work is left to do
While 2016 has been hard, it has been a year I am grateful for because it stretched and pushed me. It’s reminded me that the disquiet I feel in my spirit can be harnessed to do good work that is responsive to the need I see in the world.
So thank you to the year that has encouraged me to unapologetically be myself and walk, speak, and act boldly in the places that I find myself rooted in.
Yesterday, I led a conversation on white supremacy in Indiana. Well not on white supremacy IN Indiana but at a conference for progressive Christians held in the state. Did you know that Indiana’s population is nearly 86% White? What’s interesting is that for the second weekend in a row I somehow ended up in conference space that managed to be even …