Allyship is the lifelong process in which people with privilege and power work to develop empathy towards another marginalized group's challenges or issues.
The goal of allyship is to create a culture in which the marginalized group feels valued, supported, and heard.
Being an ally is not a label: it is a verb.
To be an ally is to…
Anyone has the potential to be an ally.
Allies recognize that, though they’re not a member of the underinvested and oppressed communities they support, they make a concerted effort to better understand the struggle, every single day.
Because an ally might have more privilege and recognizes their privilege, they are powerful voices alongside oppressed ones.
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