Mar 22, 2022
Sometimes when white women are at the start of their feminist journey they can get tunnel vision and make choices that ultimately harm Women of Color. Today on First Name Basis I’m joined by Channing Parker & Elise Poll who break down the pitfalls of white feminism and give practical tips for people who are looking to move into a space of anti-racist intersectionality!
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Our guests today are brilliant! Together, Channing and Elise make The Faithful Feminists, an online community and weekly podcast dedicated to providing feminist interpretations of sacred texts, specifically aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Come Follow Me” Sunday school manual.
Channing lives in Utah and is an essayist and poet who focuses on spirituality, nature and self-love. She enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her husband, two children and poodle. Elise lives in Arizona, where she teaches communication courses at Arizona State University. She loves asking questions, discussing eminent and liberation theology, reading and music. “We are the girls who save a seat for you on the soft chairs and back up your comments in class, because that is what faith and feminism both do: love one another and make room for everyone.”
Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast. So on March 29th Ally Elementary registration opens up again! And we’re also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.
During this five-week program parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home, and I will be there to guide them every step of the way. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action.
To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit firstnamebasis.org/allyelementary
Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode
Channing & Elyse’s Reading List
Listen to The Faithful Feminists Podcast
Listen to Jasmine on the Faithful Feminists Podcast
The First Name Basis Podcast “What is Privilege & What Do I Do With It?”
The First Name Basis Podcast “Cancel Culture Pt 1. Calling In, Calling Out, & Tone Policing”
The First Name Basis Podcast “The Danger of Spiritual Bypassing”
The First Name Basis Podcast “Service, Not Saviorism”
Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN