In honour of Pride Month we would like to share some tips with you on how to be a (better) ally for those you love. The world is increasingly becoming uncertain with divided opinions and standpoints, with the common denominator being the fact that we all want to fight for what we believe in. How can you fight for what you believe in? Become an ally!
What is an ally? An ally is someone who may not be a member of a community, but supports them. Whether it's to combat; racism, sexism, homophobia and/or the absence of mental wellbeing awareness you can recognise your privilege and use this to empower others.
We encourage you to do more research on your own to properly start your journey as this is an important topic that can change lives.
Go from curious to courageous.
“The time is always right, to do something right.” – Martin Luther King JR
Here are 8 suggestions to be a (better) Ally:
- Acknowledge & Understand Your Privilege
- Educate Yourself With Research
- Never Stop Learning
- Speak Up / Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
- Avoid “Performative Allyship”
- Learn From Your Mistakes
- Amplify The Voices & Messages Of Those You Support
- Show up.
To learn more in detail about how you can be a better ally click here.
The puzzle pieces of becoming an ally work together to create a better sense of community and reach towards the goal of equality and unity. We can all learn more, so why not?
The main message of these tips is for you to be open for putting yourself out there in order to stand up for what you believe in. Try to be consistent and considerate to those you support and those you do not agree with.
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ― Albert Einstein
It’s important to recognise that we can empower and help others without being disrespectful. ” In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Ghandi.
We all have the ability to help others and its our choice if we want to enforce it. Are you an ally?
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