As a white woman, born and raised in Canada, I have received privileges that should have been the birthright of ALL People, but were NOT, and I have been educated within a system that oppresses Black and BIPOC People.
+ I educate myself and others about white supremacy dating back to the 1600s in both Canada and the United States.
+ I have created a group of professionals committed to being educated by Black and BIPOC People and holding one another accountable for acting according to anti-racist principles in our personal and professional lives.
I recognize that I have a wide sphere of influence as a small business owner, mentor, community member, friend, sister, daughter, wife and mother, and I am committed to using these platforms to actively seek equity and justice for Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour.
+ I am guided in my day-to-day interactions by an understanding of inequality and what I can do daily to dismantle it.
+ I offer sliding scale fees to Black People, Indigenous People and People of Colour.
+ I pay a percentage of my monthly income to Black and Indigenous organizations.
+ I only work with people and businesses actively engaged in anti-racism and committed to creating safe and inclusive environments for BIPOC People, 2SLGBTQ+ People, and Women.
+ I post, follow, celebrate and share the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
+ I seek opportunities to diversify further, honouring the work and engaging the services of an even more diverse group of individuals.
I am willing to experience discomfort and sacrifice required for transformation while being compassionate with myself and others, and I welcome conflict as a necessary part of growth.
+ I will challenge racism when and where I encounter it whether or not it impacts my profits.
+ I will get it wrong. I am relying on you to challenge me and encourage me to push forward.
Please reach out to me personally if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, criticism or encouragement to offer.