I am a survivor

Hey ya’ll, sorry that I didn’t post yesterday, I have been a bit busy. This is a project I did yesterday:

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How to be an ally if you are a person with privilege

Stop and ask yourself things like:

  • What does it mean to be white/heterosexual/male/cisgender/upper class (etc) in this situation?
  • Would I be listened to if I didn’t hold this privilege?
  • Is this an oppurtunity for everyone, or is this an oppurtunity ONLY given to me for any reason?
  • Notice: How people of different abilities, people of color, LGBT people, non-cisgender people, middle-class and working class people, people of size, etc, are promoted, seen, treated, and talked about.
  • Am I stepping into a situation where someone is not being listened to because of their gender, identity, race, sexuality, etc. Am I making sure everyone is getting the same chance to express their opinions?
  • Am I interupting an offensive joke made towards a target group?

These are just a few things you can ask yourself to make sure you are actively being an ally to people who are different than you, and not abusing your power as a privilege group member.

To get more information on this topic, here are some great resources:

What do you think it means to be an ally? Comment below and let me know!

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Dynamics of Oppression

Here are some important dynamics of oppression to keep in mind!

  • Power is an important part of understanding oppression
  • Power is more complex then who has it and who doesnt
  • On a personal level, power comes from within
  • Anyone in the target or privilege group can feel empowered of disempowered
  • Power at the group level comes through coalitions, teamwork, influence, etc.
  • Power comes from ones level of authority.
  • It is important to remember that groups give power to individuals (or sometimes to sub-groups of the larger group)

As an activist, these are some important things to know! I hope this was helpful! If you have any other dynamics of oppression, comment below and let me know!

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