As a writer, I am most passionate about making connections between dense & heavy topics (e.g. racism, oppression, reconciliation, equity) and the concrete, tangible, and granular ways in which these concepts are manifested, seen, heard, felt, and experienced. By making clear links between the roots and routes of oppressive forces, I hope to participate in processes of collective learning, unlearning, and transformation. Ultimately, I write as a form of collective care.
Uprise is my monthly newsletter that will feature original and curated content related to equity & justice theory and praxis. Every month, I offer things like:
- strategies for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) workers to survive and move through racist workplaces
- exercises to help build one’s self-awareness as it relates to power
- curated resources (articles, instagram posts, videos) to support our collective untethering from racial capitalism & white supremacy
- no bullshit career advice
- early access to workshops and events
by Jodi-Ann Burey
- “The frustrating truth is that as people of color, we are frequently forced to choose between being right and being effective when responding to racism in the workplace,” says Yejin Lee, a New York-based career coach.
- “For the most part, white people do not know how much labor it takes for people of color to carry the burden of experiencing, living with, and responding to all kinds of racism at their jobs,” says Lee, who works mostly with people of color in her career coaching practice.
- “I spend a lot of time guiding my clients of color in identifying and achieving their objectives in responding to workplace racism,” Lee says.
by Vincent Lin of Valiant Pictures
- Yejin Lee, a practitioner of DEI and an expert in operationalizing racial equity within mission-driven institutions, says, “Doing real DEI work is about a meaningful acknowledgement of the long history of inequity, exploitation and exclusion, and putting in the effort to understand how human choices led to those disparities so that they can be undone. There is no quick fix. There is only humility, commitment and work.”