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GUIDE TO ALLYSHIP
An evolving open-source guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.
SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY.
Welcome to the Guide to Allyship, a tool meant to provide you with the resources for becoming a more effective ally.
In light of recent events and tragedies, I’ve been hearing the word “ally” a lot. In fact, there are many who want to be “allies”, but are unable to fulfill the duties allyship requires.
TO BE AN ALLY IS TO…
  1. Take on the struggle as your own.
  2. Stand up, even when you feel scared.
  3. Transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who lack it.
  4. Acknowledge that while you, too, feel pain, the conversation is not about you.