I’m glad you’re here even if much of America isn’t. I’ve had you on my mind and it’s finally time that I check in with you. I wonder how you’re doing. As you know the last year or so has been challenging to say the least. It has become even more complex as we’ve watched our industry (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) take center stage while being hijacked by the very oppressors that we spend our days, weeks, months, and years attempting to reform.

Who would have ever thought that companies would be dedicating billions of dollars to become better…

While my book has a message for any and everyone working within corporate America; it is ultimately a call to action for the white male CEO in power in this country.

I poured my heart and soul into Confessions From Your Token Black Colleague because I was determined to position myself as an expert so that I could FINALLY have the ear of those that had the power to truly make change.

Almost every single day since the release of my book I have reached out to white men, personally asking them to read and share my book. Countless times…

Where do we go from here?

It’s a question I find myself asking more and more. Another black man had his life taken away too soon. It is happening so frequently that it’s a struggle to keep up with whom we lost, when and why. Though we lost too many black people due to police brutality last year alone, George Floyd’s death felt like the breaking point. We had protesters of all colors and beliefs marching as one, declaring that these senseless killings must stop. That the unjust treatment of black people needed to end. There were calls for defunding the police and policy change. …

Talisa "Tali" Lavarry

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner & Author of Confessions From Your Token Black Colleague, Keynote Speaker & Anti-Racism Coach

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