IN MY LIFE & WRITING
I feature activists and organizers, the majority women of color, in my newsletter in a recurring feature called 5 Questions. I donate a percentage of my subscription revenue to this individual or an organization of their choice.
In general, I invite my newsletter community to think of their subscription fee as, not just a payment to me, but a way to become part of an investment circle. They are investing in my labor, to be sure, but also the labor and brilliance of my wider network of BIPOC+ friends and influences.
I co-founded and collectively run a local giving circle focused on the unhoused in Oakland, the city where I live. To learn more about giving circles, go here.
I refuse to appear on all-White panels or forums. I don’t just say no, but recommend BIPOC+ folks to invite. And with all writing, speaking, consulting opportunities I’m offered, I not only ask myself whether I have the capacity to take it on, but ask myself: Is this mine to do?
It is my deep joy to brag about my talented friends, connect people, and share the love/invitations intentionally.