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(Dis)Engagement: Maybe...?

*This is part of a series breaking down my Aliveness Scaffolding to discuss our collective (un)learning of racism in America. Today I talk about Engagement, the fifth practices outlined in my Scaffolding. Going from engagement to quasi-engagement to disengagement and back again. It’s like an old, wooden-track roller coaster -- tossing me side to side against all the hard edges of things. I’m deep in this back-and-forth-ness, and I’ve never felt such unease. Am I this susceptible to distraction -- from media, shiny objects, the de-emphasis of the Black Lives Matter movement in conversations with friends, family? Am I so easily influenced to jump on the justice bandwagon after May 25th, only

Got Your Back

*This is part of a series breaking down my Aliveness Framework to discuss our collective (un)learning of racism in America. Today I talk about Vulnerability, the fourth practices outlined in my Framework. It’s uncomfortable and easy to avoid. But I’d argue that vulnerability is at the crux of everything we’re here in this life to do. And it has many shapes and forms. It’s tough conversations. It’s putting our art into the world even though it’s more done than finished. It looks like the release of secrets and the bold shouts of rage. It’s precisely what is going to move us forward as wild and wonderful collective humans in this wild and wonderful world. And sure, not everything around

 

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