“The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization.”
– bell hooks
Every day I think, Am I doing good work? What more should/would/could I be doing to consciously eradicate this legacy for women, for girls, for our society? To transform the society that we live in, I believe that we must engage in deep personal AND collective work. Both things. It seems to me that it is often a painful process when the dark is brought to light. But when that happens, things begin to heal. There is so much to be brought to light right now. I’m doing a terrible job in sharing my thoughts, work, and feelings via the internet. I’m deeply grateful for Kelly Diel’s Facebook group, We are the culture makers, for folks that are talking about how racism, sexism and class, and how we can do better. There’s nothing more soulful than this transformation right now and I want to know. What are your resources, your places, your conversations? How are you consciously ridding yourself of the legacy of negative socialization?
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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