It's the holiday season! For some that means times of love, joy, connection, and community. For others, the holiday season can be nerve wracking, emotional, and expensive. We also often forget that some folks do not have opportunity to be with loved ones or aren't able to financially afford America's consumerism culture.
Then there are some of us who have a hard time being with family members because of how we socially identify. Showing up authentically for some marginalized folks can be hard, especially if the predominate group has identities that match America's "dominate" or "normative" culture. And in these settings, difficult conversations can sometimes arise causing awkwardness, tension, and emotional harm. So what can we do to protect ourselves and others?
In this episode I offer tips for what to do when we're in these harmful situations. My tips are both for folks that have identities that match America's "dominate" culture and folks that are marginalized. Thanks for tuning in.
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