Recently Franchesca Ramsey released the video below, 5 Tips For Being An Ally. It is so important to continuously be mindful of how to be a better ally. We need to know how to act in any moment of injustice as an ally, even if it is subtle. As the sign in the cover phote on Franchesca’s Facebook page says, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” In this picture, she tags the Urban Bush Babes who also rock.
The video from Franchesca, or really Chescaleigh how she is known by her fans, identifies 5 steps we can all use to become a better ally. This video also references all of her resources and added resources from people who have watched the video. She uses a metaphor of building a house which is extremely relatable. Her 5 tips are:
- Understand your privilege.
- Listen and do your homework.
- Speak Up, NOT OVER.
- You’ll make Mistakes. Apologize when you do.
- Ally is a VERB.
For more about Franchesca Ramsey, check out her website and fall in love with her like we have.