Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Watch for New Stuff!

Hi all, I know I’ve been pretty quiet on this blog and that perhaps my monthly notes from substack may be creating confusion. But here’s the deal… I will keep…

July 2020: Notes in the Margins Newsletter

So I started a new thing this month…I will write a monthly newsletter of what’s been going on in my work, personal, and creative life. It is called “Notes in…

Day 22: White Feminism

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White feminism is an extension of white supremacy This is likely the chapter that has been the hardest for me. So much of my life and career have been a…

Day 20: Called Out/Called In

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So when we talk about being called out or called in, a common reaction by people with white privilege is to focus on their intention rather than their impact to…

Day 19: Optical Allyship

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The act of allyship involves no real risk. It is one that is performed from the safety of one’s comfort zone of privilege. Yes. Guilty. Listening. I want to do…

Day 18: White Saviorism

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…the phenomenon of well-intentioned white missionaries traveling to countries to help rescue BIPOC My dad was a pretty overt racist. He and my brothers told racist jokes openly in our…

Day 17: Tokenism

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Being in a relationship with a BIPOC or having a biracial or multiracial child does not absolve a person with white privilege from the practice of antiracism. I have had…