What is it like to have white relationships? What about white friends, family, co-workers, peers, and bosses?
Questions to consider when you are involved in white relationships:
- Do they respect you?
- Do they stand up for you?
- Do they support your growth?
- Do they belittle your experiences of blackness?
- Do they ask the right questions to engage in meaningful dialogue?
- Do they have empathy within them for you?
If they don’t…and you still want them in your life… please speak up for yourself and gain courage in building intentional relationships. Humans struggle to communicate with one another – we have not been taught very well. Let’s practice!
White Relationships: While at Work
Establishing a trusting relationship within the workspace through vulnerability, sustainable boundaries, and mindful humanistic principles are difficult on top of your everyday to-do list.
Employees do not easily trust leadership professionals due to the imbalance of power. However, with mindful tips and strategies, you can establish and co-create a sustainable environment of trust within your organization.
You are not alone in this experience
If you are unsure where to start, go ahead and schedule a free therapy consultation. We will work together to discover your strengths and needs. Stay safe and take care of yourself.
With Intention, Sarafina