Vanissar Tarakali's Articles
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>Shame & White Allyship
>Turning Wheel Interview
>Awakening Your Ally Body
>Layers of White Racial Shame
>Victim Body & Creative Body
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Vanissar’s current approach to her work is profoundly influenced by Staci Haines, Denise Benson, and the Bay Area Somatics and Trauma learning community. You can find out more about somatic work at:
Seminary of the Street
Seminary of the Street is a school for the training of love warriors working toward the transformation of their communities by embodying God’s love in the world. Students cultivate the resilience, the unsentimental awareness of oppressive systems, the skills, and the deep and sustaining relationships to respond to injustice with steadfast love and creativity.
A great site with helpful examples and insights to support white racial justice allyship.
Insight into how systemic oppression undermines folks and orgs working with traumatized individuals and communities. Practical self care and organizational-care tools to sustain each other and the work.