Feb 24, 2023
REWIND: In honor of Black history month, and this year's theme of resistance, we are revisiting past conversations with guests committed to the active and everyday work of resisting racism and the false ideology of white supremacy.
Anti-racism work is daily; it's a choice to embrace discomfort, the uncertainty of how folks around you will react, and a commitment to unapologetic truth telling. This week's guest, writer (founder of the blog, Some Thoughts From Your Black Friend), anti-racism activist / educator, and co-host of the Upside Down podcast, Patricia A. Taylor is on the journey.
We have long admired her work, and this conversation is full of thoughtful insights, we delved into:
- Patricia's journey aligning her writing with social justice and listening to the call from God to move into anti-racism work.
- Why proximity to BIPOC communities doesn't absolve churches and individuals from doing the work of anti-racism.
- How she embraces care for her mind, body and spirit, rooted in scripture from Jeremiah to the Psalms, and 2 Corinthians 3: 3-5.
- The necessity of lament and repentance for the church as it relates to racial and social justice.
- Why spiritual bypassing is dangerous, and why being vulnerable around safe people (particularly for those in BIPOC communities) about what we're feeling is a form of self care.
- What Patricia hopes those in her community take away from her work: questions that guide them toward action, and keep them rooted in compassion.
More about Patricia A. Taylor: Patricia
Taylor is a wife, mom and California native. She believes in Jesus,
truth-telling, loving all of our neighbors, and having
critical conversations around racial justice with grace and
honesty. Her work is rooted in anti-racism education, and she
serves as the BIPOC Educator for Be The Bridge. You may find
her on Instagram
Credits: HUGE thank you to my husband, Kes, our podcast editor! He is also a talented creative entrepreneur, videographer and photographer! You can work with him and explore his work here.