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Issue 3: Cede power, take feedback, and pay experts for their expertise

A lot of the time, once white folx (or others with relative privilege) learn about an injustice, they immediately want to jump from awareness to action. This is commendable, but they haven’t done the necessary work to live better first or to fully understand the nuance of the problem, so their “fixes” cause new problems. This educomic will hopefully explain why it’s important to cede power, take feedback, and pay experts for their expertise.

First three panels in the Cede power, take feedback, and pay experts for their expertise issue.
Second three panels in the Cede power, take feedback, and pay experts for their expertise issue.
Last three panels in the Cede power, take feedback, and pay experts for their expertise issue.

Issue 2: Harming more than you help by centering the wrong things

During the summer of 2020, I found out something harmful happened. The organization responsible put out a harmful non-apology and doubled-down on harm all the way through the process of trying to find out how it happened, culminating in a blow-out that further harmed all parties affected. This comic will explain what happened and how it could have been handled much better.

Harming more than you help by centering the wrong things issue

Issue 1: Performative Apologies & Valuing Identities For What They Provide You

Someone I had provided a free education to issued a performative public apology and talked about what value I provided to her life simply by living my authentic life. She meant this to be a positive post, but it was micro-aggressive itself. This comic will explain why and talk about what she could have done instead to be a better ally – or ever better – an accomplice.

First set of panels for Performative Apologies & Valuing Identities for What They Provide You
Second set of panels for Performative Apologies & Valuing Identities for What They Provide You
Last set of panels for Performative Apologies & Valuing Identities for What They Provide You