How can we talk about race and disability without conflating the two? How can white, able-bodied, neurotypical people enter into this conversation? What is the difference between “white fragility” and being vulnerable? What is the connection between contemplation and activism? How can we live into the “really real”? Amy Julia talks with author, podcaster, and advocate Micha Boyett today about all these questions and more.
Follow Micha Boyett online:
- Website: michaboyett.com/ (she used to blog at Mama:Monk)
- Instagram (features Micha’s writing): @michaboyett
- Instagram (features life with Micha’s son Ace, who has Down syndrome): @acefaceismyfriend
- Facebook: @MichaBoyett
- Twitter: @michaboyett
In the intro, I mention that Micha is a poet and studied with Mary Karr.
I reference last week’s podcast episode: S3 E1 | Waking Up to Privilege with David Bailey.
The concepts of “all lives matter,” “black lives matter,” and gaslighting come up in our conversation. Here’s more info about why “all lives matter” is problematic and some of the warning signs of gaslighting.
In talking about the contemplative life, we mention The Rule of St. Benedict.
This podcast season is called White Picket Fences, and it is based on my book White Picket Fences: Turning Towards Love in a World Divided by Privilege. Learn more about White Picket Fences! Also check out these free RESOURCES to accompany White Picket Fences—action guide, discussion guides, etc.—that are designed to help you respond to the content in this book.
To read further with Amy Julia:
- How Disability Helped Me Understand Privilege | Washington Post
- Changing the Game: Explaining Exclusion, Tolerance, Inclusion and Belonging to Fourth Graders (and the rest of us!)
- S3 E1 | Waking Up to Privilege with David Bailey
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