#18 – Allyship Manual: What allyship is NOT

In the first of a 3 episode arc on allyship, this week we cover the five things that allyship is NOT:

  1. Allyship is not a self bestowed title. Don’t call yourself an ally!
  2. Allyship is not a box to check on our way to collecting a certain number of ‘woke’ points. 
  3. Allyship is not something that you earn once and keep for life. You need to keep at it, with continuous improvement. 
  4. Allyship is not one-size-fits-all. 
  5. Allyship is not a badge. There’s no Twitter verified check next to it. You do it anyway.

Over the the next two weeks, we’ll cover 

  1. The key practices for shifting to inclusion by default
  2. The need to embrace courage and forget ego (and how a baking analogy might help)

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