In this episode, Kim Kuhteubl goes unedited to speak to you from this moment and share memories of racism, hurt and injustice that she has experienced in her life. Now, more than ever, is the time to use our voices, to not give up, and to not be silent.
In this episode, Kim Kuhteubl goes unedited to speak to you from this moment and share memories of racism, hurt and injustice. Now, more than ever, is the time to use our voices, to not give up, and to not be silent. It’s ok to feel rage right now. Rage is a teacher. Your rage is going to help you deal with what comes next. How will you speak up and use your voice for change?
Kim works with Creative Women Founders and Executives on becoming visible. She defines visibility as more than personal branding, business strategy and getting press—although she’s an expert in those categories. Kim defines visibility according to one of its underused definition: available.
Are you, truly available for the life you say you want to live? For the mission you know you were born to lead. You may think that seeing is believing but actually, believing is seeing. Your one best life happens from the inside out. Ready?
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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Kim’s story on being mixed
- What Clarissa Pinkola Estés says about rage
- Women who become socially, politically or culturally conscious find they have to deal with the collective rage that comes up and it’s psychically sound
- Companies that are culturally and socially making an impact will move us forward
- Now is the time for us to state our values, and not be silent
- Call-out culture and why we’re afraid
- You did not come here to be persecuted by people who do not see your value. And so we do not have to prove it to them
- It is not our obligation to continue to support a system that was not built with us for us, but definitely by us
- Children know that they are whole and valuable and loved
- Everyone needs you to speak your truth and lead right now
(3:06) …my visible whiteness, giving people permission to unleash their true, true thoughts. I think the thing is this we’re tired, right? I’m tired. I’m tired of playing by the rules of a system that actually wasn’t written with me in mind.
(3:25) I’m a light skinned black woman or mixed woman, depending on who is looking at me. And I’m tired of having to justify the color of my skin or what my soul, the depths of my soul knows to be true, because it has nothing to do with the color of my skin. My passing, as some people love to point out to me, does not give me a free pass on racism. If you have trouble with the color of my skin and please take it up with God. And just because you think, I look like you does not mean that. I think like you.
(4:25) So if you’re really angry right now know that your rage is a teacher, your rage is going to help you deal with what comes next. And to the people who’ve stayed silent to the people who didn’t put a blackout on their Instagram feed, who didn’t reach out to say, Hey, how are you doing who’s politics. They keep in the dark so that the rest of us don’t ever know who we’re fully dealing with. We know who you are. We know who you are in this moment.
(6:01) People who stay silent in this country are a dying breed. People who are silent are afraid, afraid they’ll lose their or their social standing. Oh, my silence is not your friend.
(6:45) Even if you’re afraid to say something because you don’t want to get it wrong. I understand that. But say something, it means so much more than your silence because your silence is killing us. I also want to say to those of you who feel less than who feel like your journey is somehow invalidated by this hatred that lives unconsciously and consciously in people who don’t deserve to be in your presence, that you, your gift, your divine nature comes from source.
(9:10) You came here to be an expression of love and joy to live in abundance. You did not come here to be persecuted by people who do not see your value. And so we do not have to prove it to them. I saw Patrisse Cullors, one of the cofounders of Black Lives Matter speak two years ago at the United States’ Women’s Conference. And she said, “let your joy be your resistance.” Your ancestors worked so hard for you to be in this moment for you to have reaped the benefits of all of the persecution and hatred and hard work that they did.
(10:15) It is time to use our voices and not give up until this kind of way of being this tolerance of ignorance and hatred. And this belief that some people would be more superior than others. When we are all in fact, creatures of the divine, no more, no more.
(11:45) Don’t hold back your rage, unleash it, unleash it on the systems and the people who support the systems that oppress us demand, accountability, demand, progress, demand improvements. It is your right.
- Women Who Run with the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
- Patrisse Cullors
- Black Lives Matter
- Racial Gaslighting
- A list of audio, video and articles that helped inform Kim’s perspective on RACE in this moment. DOWNLOAD FREE.
- “My Daughter Reminded Me My Black Joy Is A Form Of Resistance.”