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Brave Sis Project

Brave Sis Beloved Community Cohort - Self-Learning + Group Chats

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Launches in June! 

A hybrid self-learning/online group experience of pushing beyond DEI, beyond diversity fatigue, beyond othering and distrust, and towards Beloved Community.

  • Pre-watch each 45-minutes session on your own and then gather in group "office hours" (zoom) with me to discuss and explore. 
  • Receive a personalized digital notebook for responding, processing, learning. 
  • Become part of an online cohort group for digital sharing/ Q&A, etc. Preview material will be provided in the form of a 45-minute video - total course commitment: approx. 10 hours.

See live office hour dates/times below

Is this you?

  • I’ve already done some learning about race, equity, and society but want to shift into action…
  • I want to be a real ally and not a performative one (this applies to both white women and Women of Color with each other)
  • I want to be in more a more trusting and joyful place with other women (across cultural divides)
  • I want to model these values and ways of living to other women I know
  • I want a safe space to explore my biases, anger, confusion, and other shadow attributes I know are important to confront in order to advance
  • I’d like to meet like-minded people in this work!

Using the stories of BIPOC sheroes from my book “Our Brave Foremothers,” the Brave Sis Project #SistoryLessons, and many other sources, we will gain and grow an appreciation for cross-cultural relationships, co-creating community and expanding our individual personal mindset and commitment.

Over SIX Zoom sessions, you will gain insights and learning to help you:

  • Build new skills and personal growth
  • Acquire points of reference for further co-creating and shared learning
  • Gain sensitivity to micro-aggressions and ways to avoid them, as well as how to avoid slipping into defensiveness, deflection… or worse, destructive tears and useless shame
  • Channel anger, frustration, fear, and whatever else holds us back into the power to change some of our world
  • Explore more appropriate ways of showing appreciation, inviting curiosity and creating mutuality

Session 1 - What is Your Why? - Explore a series of probing questions and concepts to set your intentionality and goals

Session 2 - The Ten Cardinal Sins of Failed Allyship - The thesis of Brave Sis’s work! An overview of ten blind spots and societal “norms” that contribute to strained relationships, harm, microaggressions, and structural inequities

Session 3 - Privilege Staircase - 20 typical types of privilege and how the way we view them has such an enormous impact on our selves, our interpersonal relationships, and how we build community

Session 4 - Hack the Poweranalyzing different ways of viewing and sharing power. How do these relate to inclusion and beloved community across race, culture, and class? Followed up with a second session about the pains of structural discrimination, and provide tools to help each of us leverage our positional power -- if you are a white person, to become a better aspirational ally, and if you are a person of the Global Majority, to better stand in your truth while checking your own sneaky potential areas for doing and being better

Session 5 - MicroAggression Movie - Reading from the “outtake version” of Our Brave Foremothers and using other sources, we will build awareness and correct blind spots, exploring two dozen+ phrases “not to say” and examine other ways to create closeness, as well as why implicit bias hurts us all  

Session 6 -  LIVE OFFICE HOURS SESSION - Beloved Community! We will gather in a live session to explore the origins of Beloved Community and some of the key tenets and actions we can hold to do our part to build it!


  • We will gather in groups over an eight week period, in 45-minute sessions in June-July
  • Each enrollee may attend up to six sessions, and because flexible, group compositions may be different each time
  • Submit discussion questions based on what you’re learning in your self-led courses, and we’ll discuss them in the group!
  • The final (6th) session will be the cumulative lesson: Building Beloved Community, a live teach-in. There will be TWO options to attend this talk

Dates/Times (subject to change)

  • June 14 - 4 pm PDT
  • June 15 - 3 pm PDT
  • June 24 - 5 pm PDT
  • June 26 - 4 pm PDT
  • July 8 - 5 pm PDT
  • July 11 - 5 pm PDT
  • July 15 - 5 pm PDT
  • July 22 - 5 pm PDT 
  • July 24 - 3 pm PDT - Live: Beloved Community (choose one)
  • July 29 - 5 pm PDT - Live: Beloved Community (choose one)

Cohort participants will be added to a group chat during the duration of the session and may elect to join a closed WhatsApp group at session's end.


There will be a series of bonus video material to pique your thinking about the “problem” of default white feminism, the scourge of structural racism and colonialism, and the ubiquity of explicit and implicit biases that simmer beneath the surface of our niceness.including...  Appropriation, Appreciation, Fragility & Bias - why people adopt cultural signifiers that do not belong to them. Is it ever OK to do so? What about when People of Color do it to each other?