REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH: PERFORMATIVE ALLYSHIP AND BLACK TOKENISM IN WELLNESS

The trauma of slavery is ingrained in the DNA of black people today. The trauma of that share of cognitive dissonance is ingrained in the DNA of white people today. — Janelle Pearson

When deciding as a company how we wanted to approach speaking about Black History Month, we had a lot of mixed feels! Today, Janelle and Thais reflect and speak about what performative allyship often looks like during Black History Month in wellness spaces. They share and describe generously many ways that white communities, organizations…