do the work play
We often refer to “the work” when describing the dedication required for strong antiracist and anti-bias practices. But this ingrained, white supremacist, capitalist narrative to “work” can be harmful to the people and the process. What if we transform “the work” into play? Could that help us create a more authentically equitable, antiracist world?
Britt Hawthorne knows so. Like work, play involves the whole self, requires curiosity and persistence, follows “rules” that can constantly change, and leads the learner towards independence but is not always done independently.
Think of your antiracism and anti-bias practice as “play” to restore a sense of curiosity, excitement, and engagement in your journey.
When we play, we introduce radical self-love, compassionate accountability, and rebellion against white supremacist capitalism to the practice. Learn how to ditch perfectionism for creating, sharing, and taking risks.