Ancestry tests are the big fad nowadays. It seems we all want to know what it means to belong. But what does it mean to be a good ancestor? Leesa Renee Hall, a writer, social historian, and creative word artist, shares her thoughts as we navigate the topics of unconscious biases, whiteness, spiritual leadership and weaponized ancestry.
Resources Mentioned On This Episode
- Thais' Worthy Women Rise group program
- The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture by Kevin Quashie
Guests Featured On This Episode
LEESA RENEE HALL
Leesa Renee Hall is a writer, social historian, and creative word artist. Author of seven books, Leesa was known as a technology pioneer before turning her attention to writing about the intersection of race, spirituality, and leadership.
After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa discovered that expressive writing can help expand our sense of identity and connect to a higher guidance. She helps spiritual leaders use the art of self-inquiry to question their unconscious biases so they create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations.
Leesa is on the Advisory Board for Awarepreneurs, a global community of social enterprise business leaders and entrepreneurs with a focus on social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Leesa’s tips have been featured in American Express OPEN, Globe & Mail, Choice, The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Profit, and Inc. to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances.
Learn more about Leesa's work on Patreon here.