Posts tagged poc
10: Disrupting the Convenient Church Narrative (Andre Henry)

“Now look at how that translates to Black Lives Matter protests, right? They note Black people are angry. But they don’t think it’s a righteous anger, they think we shouldn’t be angry, we shouldn’t be displaying anger in that way. We’re so on and so forth. But the thing that we’re angry about, ya know? Cause there’s not really a strong concept in evangelical faith that God, that God gets angry at injustice. Even when we see Jesus do that. You know and evangelicals have a a very high view of who Jesus is. You know that Jesus is God. So, you know, Jesus is supposed to be telling us something about what God is like. And if, Jesus gets upset at the poor being exploited in a religious establishment then that means, you know, for those who claim to have evangelical faith, that you have to accept that God gets upset at the poor being exploited.”

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09: Disrupting the Fashion Industry and How to Do Better (Aja Barber)

“How can you really practice feminism if the people at the top are not diverse. Is this? Let’s look at where the money is going and if it’s not going back into the pockets of women, and people of color, and non-binary people, and people all over the world. Is this really, truly diverse? And I would argue that it’s not. We’re just keeping the flow of money going in the same direction it’s always gone in. Ya know? It’s just another brand of white supremacy and patriarchy to see that the people who hold the power are profiting off of these concepts that we’re all, ya know, really trying to sort of insert into our lives in more equitable ways. Basically I see a lot of brands that are using the phrase, but not walking the walk at all and I think we should be more aware of that as consumers.”

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06: From NYC to LA and Why You Need to Show Us Your Room (Lisa McQuillan)

“Sometimes it takes a bit of a process for us to like feel like we have permission to call ourselves creative. I think that was part of my delay in becoming a writer. I was like, ‘Am I allowed to be a writer?’ I felt like I needed to be granted permission or anointed and I felt like I called myself an aspiring writer for longer than necessary. Like if you’re writing, you’re a writer.”

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