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Unravelling the Concept of Whiteness to Create A More Conscious Understanding with Kerry Connelly

podcast October 8, 2020

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Writer, mystic, coach, leader, and a mother talks to Naketa Ren Thigpen about her racial awakening, the concept of whiteness, and what led her from attending seminary to becoming a bold spokesperson.

Whiteness is a thing. It’s not who we are but it becomes so ingrained…we need to learn how to separate this. – Kerry Connelly [30:00]

What you will learn

  • Kerry shares her life-changing experience about watching an episode of “On Being”.
  • She talks about her inspiration behind authoring the book ‘The Good* White Racist’.
  • Kerry describes her actual encounter and embracing a Black woman’s theology and rich ideology.
  • The importance of taking small yet bold decisions to consider yourself a not-so-intelligent person and mingling with groups where you might look dumb to enhance your personal growth.
  • Systemized racism is a mess tangled with patriarchy, capitalism, interpersonal relationships, our own psyches, and self-image.
  • Power comes from the many aspects of you that make the complete you.
  • Kerry’s decision to lean into writing while being staff at the Evangelical Church.
  • The necessity of listening and learning from black voices – it does not mean submitting to them but paying heed to them.
  • Public lament on racism needs to move people into reparation.
  • The concept of whiteness and how we need to practice agency over that, just as we need to with toxic masculinity.
  • The difference between “need” and “want” and how to choose wisely.

More about Kerry Connelly
Having spent a considerable portion of her life wading through the halls and desert lands of Evangelical Christianity, her time at the seminary helped examine her beliefs and changed her life in multiple ways.
Kerry Connelly
Website: https://www.kerryconnelly.com/
Email: kerry@kerryconnelly.com
Social Media Links
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kerry.connelly/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheselevated
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JerseygirlJesus/

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