DoTheWork Challenge Day 6 – continuing Rachel Cargle’s course on unlearning racism.
“How can we adequately love, support and uplift those we do not understand. Allyship begins with empathy. The racism in this country thrives off of “otherness”. It persists with the understanding that when marginalized groups are seen as ‘someone else’ or ‘someone different’ there is an undercurrent of dehumanization which acts as fertile soil for racism’s roots. How much of your life makes people of color the ‘others’ and not valuable parts of your existence?
“Are people of color represented in the following areas of your life: On your bookshelf – read more people of color On your social media platforms – fill your timelines with more people of color On your podcast list – listen to more people of color On your screens- watch more stories crafted by people of color” – Rachel Cargle
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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