Host Nancy Kahn talks with guest Kelsey Blackwell, author of Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People. Kelsey shares her perspective on why dedicated spaces for People of Color contribute to healing from “embodied inequality.” Kelsey Blackwell is a writer, embodiment facilitator, and coach specializing in wellness, racial justice, mindfulness, meditation, and natural living. Nancy and Kelsey discuss how they have experienced both White people and People of Color express resistance to People of Color meeting separately, and explore possible reasons for the resistance. Tune in to hear a larger exploration of embodied practices that addresses trauma and the impact of oppression that people can incorporate into their lives.
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Kelsey Blackwell is a body intellectual, writer and dancer who works at the intersections of spiritual practice, social justice and creative expression. As an embodiment facilitator, Kelsey offers mindfulness and embodiment practices for exploring power and privilege. Kelsey teaches the class InterPlay for Artists, Activists and Dabblers in Oakland, California, which offers body-wise tools for more expression, health and resiliency. She holds an MS in Magazine Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow her on her blog: themarvelouscrumb.com.