BIPOC SPACE

The Drop In Space runs for 60 minutes and there is no need to prepare anything. Just show up as you are. We normally have a small group of between 3 to 9 people.

March 27th 20244pm GMTRegister Here
April 24th 20242pm GMTRegister Here
May 22nd 20245pm GMTRegister Here
June 25th 20244pm GMTRegister Here
July 25th 20242pm GMTRegister Here
Facilitated by Sarah Diedro Jordão, this drop in space is ‘for all the great racialised professionals who need and deserve this monthly hour dedicated to the realness of their experiences, the understanding of their emotions and the community love that can heal and uplift them.’ Sarah Diedro Jordão

We recognise that “BIPOC” is not a homogeneous group, and that Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour experience the harm of white dominant culture to different degrees and impacts. We also recognise the value of private spaces dedicated to those who have shouldered the burden of racism.

This is a space that those attending tell us they do not find elsewhere and so we have chosen to continue to run this space as we move forward.

If you have any questions you can email Sarah: sdiedro@gmail.com

THIS SPACE NEEDS FINANCIAL SUPPORT
If you would like to support the BIPOC space with a one off or regular donation
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A taste from previous sessions…

3 people attended. “We had a heart opening chat on the war in the middle east and how to have these conversations within iNGOs and community and looked towards the year end loving we owe ourselves.”

4 people attended. “Today’s BIPOC space was really small and cosy, 4 people showed up, 2 frequent comers and 2 newbies 🙂 We talked about being in a space where you don’t feel included and how to be authentic when not necessarily feeling welcomed, dealing with boundaries and prioritising, as well as making space for rest.”

8 people attended. “It honestly was one the most beautiful session I facilitated, a lot of conversations around knowing when to leave and trusting our instincts and making space for bigger and better things. There were so much wisdom and love shared, great experiences that provided hope and a sense of belonging – just super beautiful!!!”

3 people attended “We talked about the cost of standing up for yourself, choosing to protect your peace and cherry-picking who you work with and the unsustainability of that. There was a lot of genuine sharing on being at a crossroads career-wise and wondering what’s next, what makes sense, how to deal with the dichotomy of feeling exhausted by toxic dynamics in the sector but still being passionate about creating change for certain communities. We also shared around the beauty of being in spaces where you don’t have to explain yourself, how nurturing it feels to exchange with other BIPOC who relate with your experience and how much these spaces are needed.”

9 people attended “We discussed identity a lot today, what does it mean to be racialized in majority-white spaces, but also identity as a racialized person living in the Global North, working for organisations who target communities in the Global South, identities of being bi-racial. The set of things projected onto us, as in your gender and race enter the room before you do. There were also discussions about how we are “trending” at the moment and a lot of organisations are looking to work with BIPOC folx just because it makes them look good. To close we talked about soft things we were going to indulge in and there were mentions of hiking in nature, wine drinking, home time, eating mum’s food :)”

8 people attended “We talked about lack of reciprocity in relationships and certain friendships with white people deteriorating the minute you as a racialized person get “more” than them. How to trust our intuitions more and have solid boundaries to protect our energy. And we spent time dreaming of what would we do more of if racism was not a thing, time in nature, book-writing, making mistakes, cooking and resting came up a lot.”

6 people attended “and it was really beautiful, there was a focus on how do allow ourselves to not work 3 times as hard to feel legitimate in spaces, how does intentionally taking care of ourselves looks like and the importance of BIPOC-only spaces to feel seen and understood. “

8 people attended “the focus was around creating a sense of purpose and community even when the waves are shaky and that there’s uncertainty in our journey and in our hearts. When is the right time to quit? Is it safe to speak up? What is the cost of radical decisions when it comes to being the only BIPOC person in a room?”