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White supremacy and unlearning oppression

Allyship is Just a Little White Lie

Allyship is not enough. I just came back from the Black Lives Matter Symposium in Cambridge. My friend, DiDi Delgado, a brilliant writer and truth-teller, asked me to co-facilitate the white panels with Abraham Lateiner and Debby Irving. In the process I learned something not only about myself, but about white folks in racial justice … Continue readingAllyship is Just a Little White Lie

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: Listening in the Name of Intersectionality

  Coming off the high of Ghostbusters last summer, the first Wonder Woman trailer dropped. I wrote an article about the importance of the movie to me. I dug up a story from my childhood about Wonder Woman and waxed poetic about how much this movie would mean to me. My feminism and social justice … Continue readingWonder Woman: Listening in the Name of Intersectionality

We Are What We Are

White people and our obsession with labels. Hello, my name is Erynn and I’m white. Oh I know, you don’t see colour. Well, I’m sure you believe that. I’m going to keep talking about it though because whether you see it or not, it’s there. Is ‘white’ an insufficient introduction? If I weren’t white, you’d already have … Continue readingWe Are What We Are

The State of White Women

The State of White Women White women, this is not another piece about how you’ve messed up. The election campaign was hard. It was hard for so many people, for so many reasons. But I want to talk about how it affected white women.