AwareNow: Issue 25: The Light Edition

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‘UNSUGARCOATED’ EXCLUSIVE COLUMN BY AALIA LANIUS

JOLLY GOOD GINGER FORMER RACIST, JOLLY GOOD GINGER EXPLAINS WHITE PRIVILEGE In Episode 73, “Jolly Good Ginger” (@jolly_good_ginger), a self-proclaimed reformed bigot and racist, shares with Aalia his journey of unlearning white supremacy and his mission to educate white people about their bigotry and implicit biases. Jolly discusses how racism is a spectrum and that everyday he continues his journey to learn about racism and reject the racist beliefs he was raised with (11:38). He shares how racism has transformed itself through history and that most Americans live with casual racism in their everyday life (19:35). White privilege has continued to dominate American culture as being white has become the standard of life (27:33). Listen to hear more about the disease of racism and the steps you can take toward becoming more aware of bigotry in your life. ∎

UNSUGARCOATED AALIA LANIUS WITH JOLLY GOOD GINGER

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Novelist, Speaker, Podcast Host & Social Entrepreneur www.awarenessties.us/aalialanius AALIA LANIUS is the Founder and President of Unsugarcoated Media, a 501(c)(3) media organization. Dedicated to helping survivors of trauma lead mentally healthier lives, Lanius' focus is creating media and events that empower, educate, heal, and inspire another the way it has for her. Lanius is also a multiple awardwinning American novelist, social entrepreneur, and advocate with over 20 years of sharing her personal experiences with audiences of all age groups and diverse backgrounds. Executive Producer and host of the award-nominated seasonal podcast show, “Unsugarcoated with Aalia”, a visual and audio experience that features conversations intended to bring value and amplify voices that create more empathy and understanding of one another.

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