“...it's really hard to promote the history of Black people and not address the inequities being experienced by Black people…it just felt disingenuous to not find a way to bring these things together.” Nneka Allen joins Michelle, to talk about her essay in the newly released book Collecting Courage for which she is co-author and co-editor. In this episode, Nneka shares the deep and meaningful work of saving one of the Underground Railroad sites - the Nazary AME Church (part of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum) learning her ancestors were leaders in that movement, and the failure of a Board of Directors, to center the current-day struggles of their community. We talk about aligning ourselves with the demands of love, forgiveness, the power of storytelling, and attachment styles!
Nneka Allen shares great resources that we’ve passed along in our show notes! Here are links for content and references mentioned in the show:
Transcript - Coming Soon
B. Michelle Johnson
3/11/2021 07:10:15 pm
Wow! This was such a powerful episode! Her theme of centering love and using love as tool to overcome fear really resonates with me. I bought her book. I can't wait to read it.
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