Diversity Statement: What I Believe

Diversity Statement

I am a White woman with considerable privilege who believes that Black, Indigenous, AAIP, Latinx and LGBTQIA+ all matter and that their elevation is of the utmost importance. I believe that all people should have equal rights regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and ancestry.

I practice from my home in Atlanta, GA, which sits on land unlawfully and violently seized from the Muscogee Creek Nation (Mvskoke Creek Nation) in the early 1800s. I honor this land by blessing it, caring for it, and by making monthly restoration payments to the current Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe to support the survival of their customs and education of their youth.

I believe that none of us are free until all of us are free and that it is my duty to not only participate in the eradication of the oppression of others, but also that to do so I must actively work to heal the systemic White supremacy that lives within me. I do this by supporting Black, Indigenous, Latinx healers and activists in their education and healing work.

I also do deep healing work to eradicate the deleterious effects of colonialism and patriarchy within my cells, thoughts, and programmed behaviors. I examine my relationship to marginalized communities as consciously as possible and take the appropriate steps to continue my own healing, learning and undoing of the harm that whiteness, including mine, has done to others.

I also believe that access for differently abled individuals is a right and not a privilege and while I am learning how to become a better ally in every way, I commit to engaging, listening, and respecting the space of others who have been marginalized.

In my healing work with the divine feminine, I focus on eradicating the effects of toxic masculinity and patriarchy that have led to the oppression of all who are not white and male. I strive to support others in healing the effects of ancestral and soul lineage traumas so that all people may live in the remembrance of the powerful beings that they are.

I strive to ensure that I don’t engage in spiritual bypassing the marginalization of others through “love and light” mentality and that I bring attention to the problem within the industry. As my field is saturated with practices that have been appropriated from a variety of cultures (Native North, Central, and South American and Asian in particular), I strive to understand and honor the traditions that have influenced my work, support directly those who are of a specific lineage (such as purchasing directly from native tribes) and to make donations to the cultures from which I am profiting (for example, donating to an organization in Peru when hosting a women’s circle honoring and working with one of their goddesses).

If you have questions about this, please contact me.