Girls Who Lead

Empowerment, racism, race trauma

Black, Indigenous and Women of colour experience racism in many ways. These experiences can lead to an experience of trauma, specifically related to experiences due to race.

As women, we can actively reclaim our identity through engaging in activities that help us feel empowered, that gives us spaces to talk about our experiences, and that can allow us to heal from these experiences.

To help you on your journey, we developed a mentorship program specifically aimed at support women achieve their potential in multiple ways, on a personal, professional, and intersectional level.

Exercise

Watch the following videos. Reflect on key information shared in the video and statements that resonated with you. Did you experience an “aha moment?”, or a moment where you understood where the speaker was coming from because it resembled your own experience? Why? Discuss what you can do to make a difference in how you perceive information and messages from others. Discuss steps you may take to support mentees who may share a similar experience.


Video Library

No you cannot touch my hair

what Beyoncé taught me about race

Confessions of a D girl

Rise king

Your value

Understanding racial trauma

Experiencing racial trauma

Kids speak their minds about race- shows how children’s thoughts on racism develop over time

what systemic racism looks like in Canada- very informative

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