219 In Conversation: How Black, Indigenous and Women of Color are Navigating Anti-racism (Part Four with Antonia Montoya and Giovanna Rossi)
On the Well Woman Show this week, I share part four in a series of conversations with black, indigenous and women of color colleagues and friends, and together we explore anti-racism and racial justice - what it means not only in the big picture but how our daily lives are impacted, what we're reading, what we're doing and where we go from here.
This week, I'm in conversation with Antonia Montoya, and we explore racial justice from our unique perspectives and lived experiences. Antonia is a mental health therapist who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, loss, addiction, and challenging life transitions. She supports her clients in the exploration and reconnection with themselves while teaching new practices for creating the change they seek in their lives. As a queer woman of color from Albuquerque, she has been a lifetime student of the traditional healing practices of her ancestors. She is committed to supporting her clients in their work, understanding the importance of continuing her own.
This special series on anti-racism is part of the #podcastersforjustice campaign.
We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.
In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.