You & White Supremacy

You & White Supremacy
Time for some radical truth-telling about you and your complicity in white supremacy. Not those white people ‘out there’. Not white people as a collective. But you. Just you.
— Layla Saad

About a month ago I came across Layla Saad. I had just finished listening to So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo's and I was looking to continue my education and dig through some deeper aspects of the environment I grew up in. Layla Saad posted on her Instagram that she was hosting a free challenge called #MeAndWhiteSupremacy. Even though I knew I wanted to dig into this, I ignored it for the first few days because this topic is uncomfortable. Realizing how complicit you are, in your actions, without your knowledge, is not a pleasant experience. However my discomfort at sharing this and uncovering my complicity is nothing compared to the issues at hand. It's nothing compared to what minorities, people of color, deal with on a day to day basis. For the next few weeks I worked my way through Layla Saad's prompts.

November 30, 2018 EDIT: Originally I had share my thoughts on this space but as the challenge evolved I have decided to remove them. Layla Saad has created a great piece of work that challenged me mind in many ways and will continue to do so for years to come. I still have copies of my answers and over the next few months will work through them again. Layla Saad has taken the challenge and created a workbook to reflect the original work done and that is what I want to share with you today.

Me & White Supremacy Workbook - download

If you are interested in Layla Saad's work, please check out her website and maybe think about donating to her efforts or supporting her on patreon. It is important to note that this work would not be possible without the labor Layla Saad has done to create the prompts. The readings and requests she makes are valid and important to follow.


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AUTHOR'S NOTE: The questions and italicized text are copied from Layla Saad's Instagram. I highly recommend that if you are going to participate to please check out her information and links. Please be aware that you have no right to harass her or be cruel to her in any way when it comes to this topic. All opinions within this post are my own.

I'm a lifestyle blogger, covering deep subjects including body images, battles with food, and overcoming how I was raised. I try to be as authentic as possible and I don’t sugar coat how I see things.