I am Damali Robertson.
I’m on a mission to dismantle white supremacy culture in schools and workplaces. I believe we can replace the normalized conscious and unconscious harms found in these traditional systems and structures with equitable ideas and practices.
I coach organizational leaders, support teams, and create workshops and presentations for individuals and groups who learn and work in spaces that struggle with safety and belonging. I partner with them to develop more equitable and transformative practices (beginning with inner work and readiness, first).
I work with them to reimagine culture and interrupt the status quo. I share ideas, concepts, and new ways of being that support individual behavior change and long-term cultural change.
I question everything, using an anti-oppression lens. I believe in radical equity and live with a ‘restorative impulse.’ In my world, being “soul-centered” is a way of life.
Above all else, my identity markers are: Black woman of Afro-Caribbean descent; Jamaican by lineage, American by birth; Queer; Mother; Writer; Poet; Eternal questioner and justice devotee; Intersectional being living beyond oppressive social constructs – living into my values. My values are Love. Liberation. And Compassion.
Clients & Presentations:
- Sacramento State, Continuing Studies
- Alliance for Girls
- KIPP King Collegiate High School
- Heart and Soul Center of Light, Imagining Justice
- Oakland Police Department. Walk a Beat in My Shoes grant
- The Rotary Club, Nassau
Recent Interviews & Articles:
Certifications & Fellowships:
- Practice in Transformative Action, Cohort 5
- Year-long mindfulness certification
- Interdisciplinary Writer’s Lab Fellow, 2019
- UC Berkeley & Insight Prison Project, VOEG Program
- Restorative Justice certifications