In this episode of Guilty Privilege, Amber Cabral sits down with the incredible TaKiyah Wallace, a true multi-talent: an educator, a photographer, as well as the founder & executive director of Brown Girls Do Ballet. TaKiyah's journey has led her to create powerful opportunities for young dancers of color and challenge stereotypes in the arts, and today she’s bringing us along that journey.
Join Amber and TaKiyah as they dive into the fascinating world of Brown Girls Do Ballet, a nonprofit organization promoting diversity in ballet through scholarships, mentorship networks, and community programs. But it's not just about ballet; it's about creating spaces and opportunities that reflect the diverse communities they serve. TaKiyah and Amber discuss how representation matters and the importance of giving young girls exposure to the arts.
As for TaKiyah's privilege, she acknowledges the incredible magnetism for good things in her life. While she might occasionally feel guilty about it, she remains a positive force, using her privilege to create a better world through initiatives like Brown Girls Do Ballet. Tune in to discover how curiosity, determination, and a bit of "good thing magnetism" have shaped TaKiyah's extraordinary journey in advancing equity in the arts.
“I am a magnet for good things.” - TaKiyah Wallace
“Inclusion doesn't include everybody all the time.” - Amber Cabral
“It's very hard for someone to be what they can't see.” - TaKiyah Wallace
“Privilege gives us an opportunity to show up and be impactful.” - Amber Cabral
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Just finished the first episode (whispers: via YouTube) and I was NOT ready for the conversation to end. So I came on over to the apple podcast streets to subscribe and listen again on my commute to work. While this is not the work I’m exclusively dedicated to, I want to increase awareness around equity so I can be more intentional in my practice personally and professionally. This conversation is an absolute resource that I have the PRIVILEGE (time) to tap into and I look forward to digging into new episodes every week.
Great listen/watch. People really underrate how important emotional intelligence is in business. Hopefully more people will listen and utilize some of the information shared.
This podcast provides a path to self-awareness in the most refreshing and engaging way. The conversations are so yummy (yes, yummy!) and they make me feel like I’m sitting on the sofa with Amber and her guests.
I took away so much from this episode. The biggest is recognizing our true enemy. Also, equity is about choices. We have them and we can choose how to use our privilege.