Ep023: Rachel Ricketts On Spiritual Activism

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In this episode, I speak healer, coach, and activist Rachel Ricketts.

Rachel Ricketts is a writer, intuitive guide + grief coach and spiritual activist. Combining her wealth of experience as a lawyer, intercultural communications educator + trainer, loss + grief professional and her personal experiences navigating the world as a Black woman, she curates difficult but necessary conversations with compassion. As an outspoken champion for women of colour, Rachel is passionate about creating and holding space for us to face our feelings and dive deep into the tough stuff - be it race, gender, death, burnout, stress, loss or grief. She offers spiritual tools such as yoga, breathwork, meditation and intuitive coaching to help folks voice their struggles, step into their power and heal their hearts while raising the collective consciousness. Rachel has written for global publications such as Thrive, Black Girl in Om, Huffington Post and Elephant Journal and presented at internationally renowned conferences including SXSW.

in this episode, Rachel & i explore:

  • How BIPOC silence and oppress ourselves to make white people comfortable

  • Fighting against the accepted dominant archetype of wellness and refusing to conform

  • The importance of understanding intent versus impact

  • The very real concept that committing to anti-racism means you have to let go of the need to be a “good girl”

  • How we have to reprogram and make new pathways on our journey

  • How dis-ease lives in the body when we don’t honor and accept our full spectrum of the human emotions

  • Understanding that we cannot heal the divide if there is no acknowledgment of the riffs

  • How no space is safe, we will trigger each other in some shape or form, there are only brave spaces

  • Healing and acknowledging what it means to heal in a racist patriarchal society

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Click the play button below to listen in now. 

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About Rachel Ricketts

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Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice advocate, healer, and public speaker. She believes in getting comfortable with our discomfort as the only way we can begin to make lasting and meaningful change. She uses her experiences of loss and heartbreak to help others. As an activist, she curates difficult but necessary conversations with truth and compassion and help people find tangible tools to create personal and collective transformation while healing our hearts.

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