What does it look like when a black lady and a white lady sit down to an open, honest, authentic and vulnerable conversation about race?
Welcome to the Conscious Conversations series! The idea behind these conversations is that, as it turns out, black people and white people don’t really talk to each other about race. Ok, Black people talk about race all the time, but white people? Not so much. We don’t really know how to. It’s uncomfortable and potentially very risky. I mean, what if we say something ignorant? Well, yeah. That’s probably totally going to happen, but that doesn’t mean that we can just ignore these conversations. So, some friends and I decided to have those conversations… publicly.
And today’s video is the first in that series. Huge gratitude to SharRon Jamison for so graciously and generously sharing her insights, wisdom and time with me, and for being willing to let me record it. I really hope you enjoy today’s conversation, and can’t wait to hear what you think!
Coaching Call #424 is out! The topic of this week’s call is: How Can She See People In Their Own Power?
This caller is manifesting self-doubt and a fear of judgment from herself and others. She’s been deeply affected by the George Floyd murder, and she wants to show her support for the cause, but she’s not sure how or what she’s supposed to do to express her emotions around it. If she shows support, is she going to offend someone, and if she doesn’t show support, is she telling the community as a whole that she’s doesn’t care?
In today’s call we are going to talk about the murder of George Floyd and the perspective of it from this caller. We explore how she feels about it and what she can do to make herself feel better with the choices she wants to make with supporting the worldwide feeling around it.
This call is for you if you want to know how to provide support for someone.
Thanks so much for watching this installment of Conscious Conversations. If you’re a person of color or other group whose voice needs to be heard, and you’d like to participate in a public conversation like this, or if you know someone who would be perfect for this format, please contact me through my website, (or just reply to one of my emails).
Otherwise, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Did you enjoy this format? Were there any aha moments? Were you left with more, unanswered questions that you may want us to answer in future conversations? Did you get uncomfortable? If you’re a person of color, do you feel your perspective was represented? What about if you’re white? Let me know in the comments.
All voices are welcome, but we do ask that you keep it respectful and constructive. In other words, what you have to say is important, just don’t be a dick about it.
Until next time, I’m Melody Fletcher, and thank you for bringing your light to the world.
More Info on SharRon Jamison:
SharRon Jamison is a life strategist, author, minister, entrepreneur and corporate leader who is committed to helping people BE who they were born to be, and not settle for what society has taught and told them to be. Through her coaching programs, books, and speaking, she passionately challenges people to shed limiting and toxic traditions so they can SOAR higher in their personal and professional lives.
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