Where do you think you are on the ally continuum? If you are a person of color, you can still become an ant-racist ally to other racially marginalized group. Do you think you already demonstrate allyship? Share with the other participants the ways in which you are already an ally, and ways that you would like to become a stronger one.
I think I’m an advocate who definitely needs to keep learning. I need to initiate my own learning and research. I work in the field of live theatre and am fortunate enough to have a theatre—a stage—to create and produce social justice theatre. Since 2015, I’ve been actively engaged in this work. Prior and still to this day, I am involved in a playback theatre troupe that does social justice theatre. But in all these opportunities, I allowed my POC colleagues to educate me. I did not do my own research and knowledge to build the platform where we created theatre work that spoke out. Well, that’s not true. I did research, but it was haphazard and superficial.