Tahverlee’s guest on this episode of Grit and Grace is Isah Maazing, a fitness coach, Grrrl ambassador, and cultural influencer. Isah was gracious enough to take the time to have this conversation with us to discuss the recent uprising against racial injustice in the U.S. Isah and Tahverlee start out the episode talking about social distancing and the ways in which this quarantine provided the perfect opportunity for people to become aware of the atrocities that have been perpetrated against the Black community for hundreds of years. Although of course we wish this awareness could have come without the loss of life, but the past few weeks have been a wake up call for many groups all over the country, particularly white men and women, who were not previously aware of the plights of minority groups.
Isah describes her experience living as a Black woman in the military and explains that while she might not experience blatant racism on a daily basis, she does experience microaggressions very frequently by people who are speaking out of ignorance or actual hate. Isah points out that the journey to becoming an anti-racist is a marathon, which will take years and many, many conversations to make significant progress. The most important thing to keep in mind is that being an ally is an action – you can’t just say you are anti-racist; you have to demonstrate it with your actions. Advocate for systematic changes in your local government, in your educational system, in your community, and in your family. If you have a platform, use it to amplify Black voices.
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Tahverlee is a Social Impact Entrepreneur, Founder of Tahverlee's Tribe and Spiritual Coach: www.tahverlee.com