Black Lives Matter
TruthPie have always been committed to providing 'ethical services' and 'upholding equal rights' but we now want to ensure we always use our voice to ACTIVELY support the black community and people of colour.
What are our first steps:
We have dedicated this space on our website to the Black Lives Matter movement so that our practitioners, clients and anyone who stumbles across us, can better educate themselves on the history of racial inequality and the current ongoing issues across the globe.
There will be suggestions for reading, podcasts and other ways to actively support the movement - including donating to the Black Lives Matter movement, which we encourage anyone to do if they can.
We have also included some resources for black people to find self care and for parents of black children to help them navigate conversations.
Disclaimer: We WILL be borrowing and re-sharing resources from external writers and publications. Although we are taking our own education very seriously, we believe it's important that you hear about the vast history of racism from experts in the subject. We want to offer good quality sources, succinct messages and bring powerful voices to the table.
We also want to take the opportunity to mention:
As you all know, we always ensure that we work with practitioners who offer an incredibly high standard of practise, and whilst they undertake an interview and acceptance process, our practitioners independently choose and usually take their own steps to approach TruthPie about joining the collective.
TruthPie practitioners are fully in charge of their own businesses and we have previously been limited in ability to 'diversify' our collective by accepting most interviews from just those who have reached out to us.
HOWEVER, we will be looking at how we actively reach out to new practitioners and we are aiming to encourage more black therapists to feel confident in choosing us as their home venue and collaborative group. TruthPie will be actively looking for therapists of colour, including black practitioners. In addition we would like to hear from black practitioners who have knowledge of lesser known traditional therapies/practises, which have often only been handed down verbally from generation to generation, where privilege of education and wealth through history has not lent itself to publication of texts by black practitioners. We want these practises to be accessible and the information to be heard.
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