I am Damali Robertson.
I’m on a mission to dismantle white supremacy culture in schools and workplaces. I believe we can replace the conscious and unconscious harms found in these systems and spaces with equitable ideas and practices.
After 15 years in the nonprofit sector and 10 years in leadership roles, I knew it was time to address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in the field. I create action plans, workshops, and presentations for individuals and teams who learn and work in spaces that struggle with safety and belonging. I also coach organizational leaders and support their employees. 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 because criticality is essential to change. I believe in radical-equity and live with a ‘restorative impulse.’
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. My values are Love. Liberation. And Compassion.