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Silence is Compliance: Understanding Allyship in Practice with Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace, with a spotlight on YWCA Olympia

Episode #48

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Host: Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USAAutumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace Guests: Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features an exciting and refreshing conversation between Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta, who are the founders of Justice in June, a digital compilation of resources making allyship a lifestyle habit, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA. As the world shifts to normalizing conversations surrounding anti-racism work and what allyship in practice looks like, Bry and Autumn have developed a platform in which individuals can take responsibility for learning ways to be intentional allies within this practice. The former college roommates and best-friends have been outspoken activists on social media and are leading the way for digital organizing and generational change. For more information on how to be a proactive ally, check out Justice in June here! And, be sure to follow them both on Instagram @autumngupta and @brybry1217!

As we continue our conversation on allyship, YWCA USA recognizes the collective power of our national network of local associations committed to anti-racism work on the Detamoreground. YWCA Olympia, which practices a shared leadership model with Hillary Detamore, Chief Executive Officer at the helm, made this commitment to centering racial justice work six years ago and hasn’t looked back since. As this episode’s spotlight, we are so proud of how they are challenging their local community of Olympia to think critically about racial disparities. Check out YWCA Olympia here!