Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Day 5: White Superiority

It is a deeply hidden, unconscious aspect of white supremacy that is hardly ever spoken about but practiced in daily life without ever thinking about it. I hate the idea…

Day 4: White Silence

Now understand that no matter who you are, no matter what level of power, influence, or authority you hold, your voice is needed. Not as a white savior, but as…

Day 3: Tone Policing

Tone policing reinforces white supremacist norms of how BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) are “supposed” to show up. This chapter was interesting for me because I believe that tone…

Day 2: White Fragility

If you understanding of racism and white supremacy does not include a historical and modern-day contextual understanding of colonization, oppression, discrimination, neglect, and marginalization at the systemic level and not…

Day 1: White Privilege

White privilege describes the unearned advantage that are granted because of one’s whiteness or ability to “pass” as white. As I consider my own white privilege, I am challenged by…

I broke my happy place…

  I read this in today’s reading and thought, “I think I broke my happy place.” Being home for 31 days has shifted what my home means for me and…

Breathe…In and Out

Is it possible that, with each inhalation, we take in the world and awaken our soul? And with each exhalation, do we free ourselves of this world, which inevitably entangles…

Be present…

Stop for a moment and say: Today I feel good. Right now, I feel good. My life is amazing, and I am happy. Right now, in this moment, there is…

Love

More often than not, my experience has been that whiteness sees love as a prize it is owed, rather than a moral obligation it must demonstrate. This book should be…