Become an Inclusive Community Member

Allyship has quickly become one of the hottest terms in 2020. Against the stark backdrop of riots, protests, and plagues; what does allyship look like? What can you do to reach out to a friend or family member in need of an ally?

The first step to allyship is educating yourself and those around you about the different identities and lived experiences of marginalized communities. Being an ally is expressed on a spectrum. Some express their allyship by joining activist movements, while for others, it is acknowledging their privilege and listening to marginalized communities’ thoughts and feelings. Being an ally involves taking the time to understand and care about the issues that may or may not affect you directly, but mean the world to others.

Definition of allyship: an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.

  • Allyship is not an identity—it is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people.
  • Allyship is not self-defined—our work and our efforts must be recognized by the people we seek to ally ourselves with.
    • It is important to be intentional in how we frame the work we do,
      i.e. we are showing support for…, we are showing our commitment to ending [a system of oppression] by…, we are using our privilege to help by… 
    • For more info, visit https://theantioppressionnetwork.com/allyship/


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