What does it look like when a black lady and a white lady sit down to an open, honest, authentic and vulnerable conversation about race?
Well, we found out last week. This week, in the second episode of the Conscious Conversations series, we continue that conversation on a more international level. My long-time friend Sophie grew up in the Caribbean, where black people are not the minority. Doctors, lawyers, teachers and other role models were black. How did this affect her growing up, and what part, if any, did (and does) racism play in her life?
Huge thanks so Sophie for participating in this wonderful conversation.
Thanks so much for watching this installment of Conscious Conversations. If you’re a person of color or other group whose voice needs to be heard, and you’d like to participate in a public conversation like this, or if you know someone who would be perfect for this format, please contact me through my website, (or just reply to one of my emails).
Otherwise, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Did you enjoy this format? Were there any aha moments? Were you left with more, unanswered questions that you may want us to answer in future conversations? Did you get uncomfortable? If you’re a person of color, do you feel your perspective was represented? What about if you’re white? Let me know in the comments.
All voices are welcome, but we do ask that you keep it respectful and constructive. In other words, what you have to say is important, just don’t be a dick about it.
Until next time, I’m Melody Fletcher, and thank you for bringing your light to the world.
More Info on Sophie Acomat:
Sophie lives in London and splits her time between the UK and Martinique. While she’s not a public figure, she has graciously allowed me to share her contact info, in case anyone would like to get in touch with her.