Welcome to the latest in my Allyship Check-In series! This series shares resources to help each of us live more antiracist lives. It contains articles, blog posts, multimedia, book recommendations, petitions and more. I started this series in 2020 and am very glad I’ve kept up with it since.
These resources are curated by my own research and by sharing resources I’ve learned through, from various organizations, like: Anti-Racist Daily, Prism, The 19th, Them and more. I hope this Allyship Check-In allows you to find something below that speaks to you!
Also, please consider supporting these organizations above. While I am simply linking up and sharing articles, they are the ones doing the work: the research, the reporting, the writing, the editing, the labor.
Let’s support their work, especially financially, so they can continue to do it.
This month’s Allyship Check-in is, as usual, heavy with reading material. This month, it includes: white women checking ourselves, the fight to stop Cop City, the constant attacks of Trans and queer people and more.
- ‘I can’t wait anymore’: This 25-year-old organizer is betting on young and rural voters to flip North Carolina blue by Grace Panetta for The 19th
- How White Women Can Decenter Their Whiteness by Dr. Regina Jackson and Saira Rao for The ARD
- Autopsy Shows Activist Tortuguita Was Sitting With Hands Raised When Shot by Police by James Factora for Them
- Atlanta Activists Say Prosecutors Plan to Indict them on RICO Charges by Ryan Fatica for Unicorn Riot
- Harm Reduction or Abolition by Ijeoma Oluo in her newsletter, Beyond The Books
- Ron DeSantis Set to Expand Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law to All Grades by James Factora for Them
LGBTQIA+ Rights and Abortion Access
- Florida college students and educators plan to continue resisting DeSantis’ censorship by Alexandria Martinez for Prism
- 6 Orgs Fighting Back Against Anti-Trans Legislation in Tennessee and Beyond by Samantha Riedel for Them
- In the Book Ban Era, Queer Representation on Kids’ TV Is More Important Than Ever by Oliver Haug for Them
- Missouri’s AG Just Issued Emergency Regulations to Restrict Gender-Affirming Care by Samantha Riedel for Them
- A Nebraska Lawmaker Revealed She Has a Trans Son During Debate on Healthcare Ban by Samantha Riedel for Them
- College students have never had a roadmap for navigating sexual assault — until now by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
- Working parents and people of color — not ‘elites’ — stand to benefit from student loan forgiveness, advocates say by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
- Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes guaranteed minimum teacher salary of $60,000 nationwide by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
Fatphobia and Body Positivity
- In the world of eating disorder treatment, Black people are often misunderstood, unheard — or left out altogether by Jennifer Gerson for The 19th
- Clarkisha Kent’s Debut Is a Powerful Memoir About Trauma, Fatphobia, and Freedom by Sarah Neilson for Them
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- Independent, locally focused unions are expanding the playing field for workers’ rights by Sravya Tadepalli for Prism
- Is the 32-Hour Workweek Feasible in the US? Experts Weigh In by Kathy Gurchlek for SHRM
- Stopping Cop City means committing to a world without police by Reina Sultan for Prism
- What would the economy look like if it worked for women? by Chabeli Carrazana for The 19th
Now that we spent the first part of this Allyship Check-In becoming informed, now it’s time to take action. Here’s a selection of petitions you can sign and make your voice heard.
Sign Your Name In Support of:
- Tell EPA: Don’t Muddy the Clean Water Act!
- Banning no knock police warrants, in honor of Breonna Taylor as we pass three years after her murder
On top of learning and signing petitions, I always want to include ways within this Allyship Check-In series to get even further engaged.
Find ways to deepen your involvement and support those groups, people and initiatives below already doing this work!
- Join Race2Community, an opportunity for white women to confront our white supremacy, fragility and racism.
- Sign up for a free summit, the 19th Represents Summit, hosted both online and in-person through The 19th!
- Enroll now in this Trans 101 Awareness Workshop, hosted by the ARD!
As always, I like to highlight different organizations, movements and areas to support financially in each Allyship Check-in, if you’re able. For 2023, I’ve decided to continue what I did in 2022. Therefore, I’ll commit to $20 a month to a different organization, for as long as it’s feasibly possible for me.
This month, I donated to the Trans Justice Funding Project.
- Trans Justice Funding Project: “is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories.”
If you want to go deeper than articles or blog posts collected in this month’s Allyship Check-in, look no further! Check out the non-fiction below to learn more and dive deeper. Then, read, buy and promote the fiction books by BIPOC and queer authors–or, share your own recommendations in the comments.
- White Women: Everything You Already Know about Your Own Racism and How to Do Better by Dr. Regina Jackson and Saira Rao
- Fat Off, Fat On: A Big Bitch Manifesto by Clarkisha Kent
- As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation by Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson
Thank you for reading and engaging with this latest Allyship Check-In post! I hope you learned something new, deepened your knowledge about important issues and found different ways to get involved.
These posts are always my least viewed. But I hope they continue to be helpful for those who do engage in this work. And, maybe, those who haven’t started will be encouraged to!
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