Nov 27, 2019
How does white supremacy show up in our lives and what is our work to do?
“I really believe our primary work is to do the work of healing and self-reclamation, because it has taken so much away from us in ways we cannot even fathom. This is why I do this inner work right alongside the outer work. Before we go out and change the world we deserve to get the healing, to reconnect with that source inside of ourselves that feels worthy and is good. That is very revolutionary because it’s remaking the world.” ~ Layla Saad
In this episode Amisha shares a moment with author, speaker and teacher, Layla Saad. After her open letter “I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy” went viral on the internet, Layla has gone on to write and publish a book called ‘Me and White Supremacy’.
In this interview Layla speaks about her own journey of awakening into the full expression of herself as a black woman, and unravelling the ways in which external and internal white supremacy and conditioning has kept her light low until now. She talks about the pivotal moments that catalysed her own awakening, and how she began to change the way that she showed up and reconstruct her internal universe.
Together, Amisha and Layla speak about their experiences as women of colour, of working and living in predominantly white spaces, encountering deeply ingrained white supremacy in spaces that they had expected to be free of it, and of the ways they have had to adapt to survive under these conditions.