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Episode Info: 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. You can download the corresponding practice (24 Practice: Forgiveness Meditation) to join Jacoby in a guided meditation for forgiving ourselves and others. --- We need your help to fund this volunteer project! Please help cover our costs by becoming a monthly sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift at our brand new donation link here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb --- REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE: Third Root Community Health Center www.thirdroot.org The Icarus Project (and their Mad Maps model) https://theicarusproject.net/ Off the Mat Into the World http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/ Hala Khouri http://halakhouri.com/ Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) http://www.blackyogateachersalliance.org/   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-- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org    Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter   This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening!   THANK YOU: 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...
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