First coffee, then finding commonalities

com·mon·al·i·ty
/ˌkämənˈalədē/
noun
plural noun: commonalities
the state of sharing features or attributes.
“a commonality of interest ensures cooperation”

Even if it feels like discrimination does not affect us, or that oppression has nothing to do with us… it is our responsibility as leaders, as parents, as human beings to have these (uncomfortable) conversations in the spaces where we operate.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

Where do we even start?

Here is a great Guide to allyship: An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

This week I’m sharing a very personal conversation with a friend. We talked about discrimination, microaggressions, parenting in times of #BlackLivesMatter and just overall, what it means to be Black in America.

Tool of the week: Coffee at 7:30AM with a side of uncomfortable conversations.

Conversation with Natalia Brown – Chief Client Operations Officer at National Debt Relief; Board Member at Be-Ruth Foundation and Co-Founder of Essentials form JayCar. Student pursuing a Master’s degree in Operations and Project Management at Southern New Hampshire University. Mom of two. Badass. Watch the full video here.