Allies Not Heroes

  • Put away the cape and be comfortable listening especially when uncomfortable. Avoid the hero-centered narrative and looking for the pat on the back or the damsel in distress thanking you for your cape.
  • Stop looking for the next selfie moment and remember that allyship isn’t about you — support and be the best teammate possible as an ally
  • Never “not all….” anything — don’t feel the need to point out the exception but rather look for the overall trend

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