“Things will continue to catch fire until enough of us activate and awaken for long enough for the critical mass to occur for change to happen. I wouldn’t be in tis work if I didn’t believe that that’s possible. I do believe it’s possible. But I also believe that we’re running out of time and it’s actually possible that we’ve missed the mark.”
– Rachel Ricketts
Meet Rachel Ricketts
Rachel Ricketts (she/her/hers) is a queer, multiracial Black woman. She is a global disruptor, mystic, media consultant and author of the international bestselling book Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy. As a racial justice leader, spiritual activist and collective mirror, she supports individuals and organizations heal from internalized oppression, unpack their role in perpetuating white supremacy, and help end global oppression in all forms. She has helped numerous global brands and organizations with racial justice including Google, WeWork and Buzzfeed and was named one of well+good’s 2020 Changemakers.
Rachel’s work has been featured on Good Morning America and Vox, and in the New York Times, People, Forbes, The Atlantic, Elle, Essence and Cosmopolitan. She loves donuts, dancing, disruption and all things metaphysical (ideally all at once).
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to Rachel Ricketts. As a queer and multiracial Black woman, Rachel is no stranger to systemic oppression and the many ways that generations of minoritized people deal with the resulting trauma and fear. Her personal experience, coupled with her extensive background in history, spiritual activism, and advocacy work puts her in a unique position to help people understand their role in perpetuating systemic oppression, and what they can do to help improve the quality of life for humanity as a whole.
“We hold not only our grief and trauma, but we hold our ancestor’s grief and trauma as well. All that unresolved harm and violence, and trauma, and loss.” – Rachel Ricketts
Get Loved Up with Rachel Ricketts
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Rachel Ricketts shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @iamrachelricketts, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 03:39 We Can Do Better
- 06:37 Growing Up As A Poor Person
- 10:51 A Pile of Black & Brown Bodies
- 14:02 COVID-19
- 17:09 Change Is Possible
- 19:38 Shadow Work
- 22:11 We’re All Oppressors
- 25:38 Self Care vs Soul Care
- 34:43 How is your heart?
- 37:01 Mother’s Death
- 47:17 How to Effectively Deal with Grief & Loss
- 54:16 Systems of Oppression
- 58:57 Rachel’s Favorite Things
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Rachel Rickett’s book here
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership