As a white person, one of the ways to actually support Black liberation is to pay creators, educators, and activists for their work. Here are some Patreon memberships that I have and recommend:
- Shine Brighter Together community created and facilitated by Monique Melton (Moe). Focus is specifically on Black liberation.
- Inner Field Trip community created and facilitated by Leesa Renee Hall (note: this is a community specifically created for highly sensitive people and introverts and I have found it to be deeply impactful on a personal level).
- The Great Unlearn created and facilitated by Rachel Cargle (note: Rachel also founded the Loveland Foundation to which you can donate to support mental health resources for Black women and girls).
- Good Ancestor Podcast created and facilitated by Layla Saad.
- Sonya Renee Taylor (author of The Body is Not an Apology. Focus is on body love and liberation.)
- The Nap Ministry by Tricia Hersey (focused on rest as resistance).
- Row House Publications (focused on disrupting the publishing industry by publishing books by people who belong to marginalized populations).
- Omkari Williams (focused on micro-activism).
- Rachel Ricketts (focused on social justice and anti-racism).
- Divesting from Whiteness (Kina Reed, focused on radical community and anti-colonialism).
Other Creators of Color to Support on Patreon (not specifically Black or Black-liberation themed)
- Constanza Eliana (focus is on decolonialism).
- Rest in Power Yoga/Reiki (focus is on sacred healing spaces for BIPOC + QT community).
- Mindy Tsonas Choi (focus is on art and ritual for collective belonging).
- Sharyn Holmes (focus is on Inclusive Leadership and inclusive coaching. New Heart Over Harm program is currently open.)
- Aja Barber (focus is on sustainability, climate change, and the fashion industry).
- Kier Gaines (focus is on mental wellness and also on fatherhood/relationships).
- Tyler Thrasher (focus is on botanical marvels at the intersection of art and science).
- Poeta Goddess (Kimberly Rodriguez, focus is on art and empowerment)
Reminder: Black people and other racialized people are not here to “educate” the white population nor to be tapped as “resources” for your own growth, benefit, and understanding. Please show up in communities such as these ready to listen and learn, but also to take responsibility for your own learning, reactions, and choices, rather than expecting someone else to do your work for you.