Don’t be a Lazy Anti-Racist: Stop Performing Allyship and #Dothework: . | TIS Ep. 16
In the first episode of Season 2, the sisters catch up on what’s been happening since the break. And it’s a lot. Lisa has some big news, Sharon is making professional strides, and they both are both more committed than ever to fighting racism. Up for discussion: how their summer is going (hint: it’s not, lol), and how life has changed since the beginning of what is effectively the 2020 #blacklivesmatter revolution. Covering everything from wfh life, to the ongoing pandemic, to diversity, to the distraction of performative allyship (yes, Nancy Pelosi et al really did kneel down while draped in kente cloth), the conversation just keeps flowing. Plus, Lisa explains why in the midst of it all she is prioritizing self-care.
3 Big Takeaways:
- Stay safe. The pandemic isn’t over.: “I’m still not ready to be in spaces filled with crowds of people that I do not know.”
- Stay focused. Continue to #dothework.: “This is a ‘Seize the Moment’ moment. People are listening, so now is the time to write, and share, and do what you can.”
- Say ‘No’ to performative allyship.: “If the only Black person in your company is your Diversity Officer, you still have work to do.”