How useful are they really?

Let’s be honest; white racial justice leaders are experts at performative allyship.

When you forge a fulfilling career out of being a great ally, public image is everything. You must appear to know all the current and classic anti-racist literature, you don’t have to read them, just know about them…

Police reform never actually happened

In a few hours, Judge Peter Cahill will determine whether Derek Chauvin gets prison or probation. …

My job decided to hire two white women from an external similar organization to come do a “Know Your Rights” training with the Direct Service Team. …

She is acutely aware that they pay her less than she deserves, and has learned to bargain for every inkling of fairness or favor that she is owed

With a star-studded cast and equally impressive names behind the camera, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was one to watch. It debuted on Netflix in December 2020 to much less fanfare than deserved, but made waves all the same, with flawless performances and a narrative both timely and timeless.

A group…

I recognize myself in my grandmother’s eyes.

My cousin showed me an old picture of her that they had just found. She looked so strong and serene and beautiful and fierce. I missed her. I missed that I never got to know her as I got older. I knew she…

Many people were eager to read Former President Barack Obama’s statement on the Capitol riots when it was posted on Wednesday evening. A well-phrased condemnation of the attack, expertly weaving both political blame and political praise, it could perhaps be described as “presidential.” However, his statement cleverly avoided mentioning the…

Hint: It’s Not Rocket Science

A woman found my email address and emailed me after my second article was published in Nonprofit Quarterly.

She didn’t strike me as the writing type, but still, she picked her words very carefully, “thanking” me for my “opinion” piece that she happened across.

This person lived in Chicago and…

I can’t do this anymore.

I can’t live my life trying to ignore this glaring problem, just because processing it would mean facing the pain.

Mindlessly scrolling through Tik Tok last night I stumbled upon a video of a man in the passenger’s seat of a car, a female companion…

Black employee, white workplace, recipe for disaster

My Linked In profile could use some serious revamping.

I have the same old photos from when I was a Languages Intern at the UN, the highlight of my life back then. Me looking intelligent as I give a presentation — the cover photo. Me smiling warmly with my face…

The white community, however, desperately needs you

If there’s one thing I’ve come to notice about white liberals in the 5 short years I’ve known them, they love to “fix” us, they love to “help” us.

They get fancy social work degrees and decide to take their expertise to the black community, where they are obviously much…

Anastasia Reesa Tomkin

Writer, Visionary, War Strategist ;) If you like my writing here, you will loveee my poetry collection “Delusions of Grandeur”, now available on Amazon!

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