Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Day 19: Optical Allyship

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 more than talk the talk. I want to be of help. I want to move my privilege so that it does not sit with me. I want to participate even when the work is risky and hard.

But I also recognize that the fact that I need to take time to learn and do my work is key to what happens next. And it is also sad that I haven’t done it before. Not with any intentionality.

 

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