We’re talking with Jacoby Ballard about all things allyship, accompliceship, and solidarity. You’ll hear some captivating stories about navigating layers of identity, privilege, and oppression... a word about pronouns… how practice can help us ground the charge we feel when triggered... and whether we should we even be using the word ally, accomplice, or whose role it is to name those things anyway.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Jacoby Ballard is a white trans queer person living in Amherst, MA until moving to Salt Lake City, UT this summer. He is a co-founder of worker owned cooperative Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, and co-founder of Bending Towards Justice ( bendingtowardsjustice.org ), an organization that leads anti-oppression workshops and consultations for yoga communities, and leading teacher at Adhikara Yoga School ( Adhikarayogaschool.com ) in Western Massachusetts. Jacoby speaks on college and high school campuses, leading collective care, transformative leadership, and resilience workshops for campus activists, leaders, and queer communities and consults with organizations looking to either build more justice or more spiritual practice into their organization. Find his writing and workshops at www.jacobyballard.com--
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This episode was edited by Jacob White
Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM
Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien
All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning