Do I Need Therapy to Do DEI? | Ask Lisa

A young woman with caramel skin and curly hair sits with her knees splayed apart on a cough, talking as she gestures with some flair into the air.

“Dear Lisa: Do I need to be in therapy to truly implement DEI work? I find myself really wrestling with the emotions this work is bringing up, and I don’t necessarily feel comfortable processing them all publicly. . .”

We Don’t Have Enough Time for DEI | Ask Lisa

A man with his head in his hand, sitting behind a white laptop.

“Dear Lisa,

The people in my org, including myself, really want to do the work of DEI and as y’all call it, unlearning racism. The problem is, we’re already so overloaded and understaffed that no one is quite sure where to find the time for it. . .”

I’m Overwhelmed and Overcommitted – Help! | Ask Lisa

A Black woman has her hands rubbing her nose as she looks stressed above a gray laptop with a blurred background

“Dear Lisa,

I don’t know if I can keep up this pace for another year.
I don’t know what to give up, and I don’t know how. I feel like I’m careening toward collapse and I’m supposed to be starting the year with fresh excitement?? HELP!”

What to Do after the Anti-racist Book Club?

A series of antiracist books are shown

When you find yourself in the middle of a social justice reckoning…

It’s not done when you say you’re an ally, or say you’re an anti-racist.

It’s not done when you’ve sat with your group of white friends and discussed “The Warmth of Other Suns” while sipping Chardonnay and lamenting about the struggles of others.

When It’s Time to Quit — From Lindsey’s Desk

Portrait of beautiful black woman wearing a yellow top and smiling rounded frame

I’m done trying to make change when there is no certainty about where we will be next year, hell, even next month.

I’m done trying to solve problems when it feels like other people just whine and complain and take no ownership for themselves, or just can’t be pleased.

I’m done busting my ass when it feels like everything is falling to shit around me.