Kerri Kelly: Waking Up to Whiteness (Brave, Messy, Urgent)

HOW CAN WE BE BETTER ALLIES TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OTHER MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, WHILE ALSO BEING COMPASSIONATE WITH OURSELVES WHEN THINGS GET MESSY?

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Kerri Kelly is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the well-being community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9/11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the Towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change. Since then, Kerri has worked passionately across communities to fight for justice and well-being.

She’s been instrumental in translating the tools of well-being into practical application and social action in the public sector, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders, and policy makers. Kerri’s leadership has inspired a movement to democratize well-being that is actively organizing around issues of economic justice (Fight for 15), food system reform (Plate of the Union), and civic engagement (voteWELL).


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IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What we can do to make well-being more accessible to marginalized communities

  • How does White Fragility arise in us?

  • The way we become complicit in white supremacy and how we can check ourselves

  • What powerful white allyship looks like

  • How we can show up for marginalized communities and dismantle systems of oppression



Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this podcast today. If you’re loving what you heard and want more topics like this, please head over to iTunes and leave us a comment there. See you next time Soul Warriors!

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