Last Updated on September 30, 2023 by ThoughtsStained
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: looming government shutdown, the power of striking, COVID safety and education reform, amongst others.
- Maui Fires: Recovery Challenges Stem From Years of Colonialism and Tourism by Taylor Weik for Teen Vogue
- What If We Really Cared about Kids & Schools? by Sarah Danver in her newsletter, How to Save Democracy and Other Stories
- Kamala Harris launches college tour to mobilize young voters ahead of 2024 by Grace Panetta for The 19th
- US Copyright Office wants to hear what people think about AI and copyright by Emilia David for The Verge
- The 19th Explains: What happens if the government shuts down? by Amanda Becker for The 19th
- Cop City RICO indictment casts protesters as organized criminals by Jocelyn James for Prism
- Record Number of Hollywood Workers Facing Evictions, Seeking Rent Assistance Amid Strikes by Kirsten Chuba for Hollywood Reporter
- BIPOC in debt say student loan repayments starting will force them to make difficult financial decisions by Alexandra Martinez for Prism
- Why You Should Rest—a Lot—If You Have COVID-19 by Jamie Ducharme for Time
- FDA signs off on updated Covid-19 vaccines that target circulating variants by Jacqueline Howard for CNN Health
- The long Covid nightmare is far from over, especially for women of color by Laura Weiss for Prism
LGBTQIA+ Rights and Abortion Access
- Queer People Deserve Better Mental Health Support. Here’s Where to Start. by Quispe López for Pocket in collaboration with Them
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- What Workplaces Misunderstand About Neurodiversity by S. Mitra Kalita for Charter
- How tech’s outdated reliance on college degrees hinders workplace DEI by Lashana Lewis for Fast Company
- Why Fewer Employers Are Requiring College Degrees by Kylie Ora Lobell for SHRM
- Racism in online gaming is rampant. The toll on youth mental health is adding up by Marc Ramirez for USA Today
- Women and nonbinary people say doctors won’t stop talking about their weight by Shefali Luthra for The 19th
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 Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, as part of the Books For Maui initiative.
- Donate directly to families impacted by the Lahaina fires
- Make a purchase on to support a local queer community: Lawrence Gay Liberation Front (LGLF) Resource Library
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.
- Management in a Changing World: How to Manage for Equity, Sustainability, and Results by Jakada Imani and Bex Ahuja
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!