WOC Spill the Tea
WOC (Women Of Color) conversations on social justice, pop culture, politics, wellness, and spirituality. We speak from our lived experiences and the intersectionalities that affect us. Each of us come from different areas of expertise and cultural backgrounds which makes this unique and needed.
In this May session we will discuss:
How feminism becomes problematic when it centers whiteness and excludes the struggles of WOC.
Constanza Eliana Chinea (Host)
Constanza Eliana is a Yoga teacher of color focusing on diversity and inclusion, tackling race and bias through powerful yoga sequences and meditations both in person and online. She has been teaching for over 7 years and devoted her work to centering Women of Color in Yoga.
She created the Embody Inclusivity program teaching diversity and inclusion using Yoga and Meditation as a medium to deal with discomfort that arises when discussing race and bias. She teaches the online course Unpacking Spiritual Bypass, and offers resources to teachers and students all around the world. She is currently creating a virtual yoga studio for women of color. Stay tuned for more details.
Bianca works with executives and groups within companies to discover and clear unconscious biases and underlying emotions that create blocks from effective communication, impactful leadership, powerful teamwork and increased effectiveness + profitability.
With her background in Race Relations at Villanova University, advanced training in Emotional Freedom Technique (‘Tapping’), Cross Cultural Facilitation Training with the renowned Diversity Trainer, Lee Mun Wah, and a graduate of the Team, Management and Leadership Program (a rigorous global communication and coaching program), Bianca has been immersed in the world of Coaching, Holistic healing and Diversity and Inclusion for 10 years. www.say-space.com https://www.instagram.com/emotionalfreedomcoach/
Debora is a social justice activist that started Boriken Podcast to highlight the struggles of regular people in Puerto Rico. Boriken is the name given to Puerto Rico by the indigenous natives of the island, and she hopes educate Americans everywhere on the colonial relationship of the US and Puerto Rico. Having completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University, she seeks to highlight the root causes of racism and class in the US and the island. She began her podcast after she lost her stepdad in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria because she realized if no one speaks up, there will be no justice for the 5,000 estimated deaths. She wants to tell her story so that others feel inspired to share theirs and speak up for marginalized people everywhere. www.borikenpodcast.com www.Instagram.com/borikenpodcast www.facebook.com/BorikenPodcast Twitter: @borikenpodcast
My work is as multi-faceted as I am. I have designed a coaching and consulting practice that honors my passion for both social equity and personal empowerment. You cannot create an equitable, diverse and inclusive society without teaching and empowering individuals to walk in their purpose; the two branches of my work naturally bleed into each other. My unique approach is a holistic one that considers the person, their identity and experiences as well as the communities in which we live. I’ve used my training, education, resources and personal journey to create a signature system that supports, edifies and guides, you, my clients through a process that allows us to take an honest look at how you can begin living in alignment with your vision, values and belief system. https://www.louizadoran.com/
Sonali Fiske is a Sri Lankan-American, TEDx speaker, leadership consultant for BIWOC and the founder of Pick Your Platform & Raise Your Voice. Her work centers the often suppressed and sidelined stories of those still considered in the margins of society. Her recent online masterclass on "Dismantling White Dominance in Womxn's Entrepreneurship" went viral, and centered the stories of black, indigenous women of color countering the current narrative in leadership and influence.
She also hosts her own radio show, entitled "Revolutionary Voices," confronting uneasy topics like colonization, tokenism, white supremacy and cultural appropriation, and more, to help dismantle the systems of oppression people of color live and work in every day. Sonali is also currently a council leader of the International Council of Interfaith & Indigenous Women. You can find our more about her work at: www.sonalifiske.com https://www.facebook.com/sonali.fiske https://www.instagram.com/sonalifiske/
Sharyn's work dives deep into social justice, spirituality and personal sovereignty. Sharyn is a biracial Asian Australian working as a consultant to clients in leadership across the spiritual, online business, coaching, creative and wellness industries on anti-racism identity & conscious business strategy.
She mentors Womxn of Colour coaches, creatives and entrepreneurs to speak their truth, take up space, value their superpowers and leave a meaningful legacy.
She teaches the anti-oppression & anti-racist workshop series Unpack Your Privilege combining soul, sensitivity, strategy and social justice.