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March reflective article now published

31 March 2021

A new reflective article for March, ‘The burden of internalised racial shame’, has been added to the website under the Racial Equity Social Justice (RESJ) Committee.

In response to the first Racial Equity workshop, the author explores their experiences of racial trauma growing up in England and how shame informed the core of that experience. They reflect upon how for many BIPOC professionals, colleagues and clients, engaging with Western, White psychology can trigger this shame, forcing them to emotionally retreat to stay safe.

Reflective articles are personal responses by selected attendees to the 2021 Racial Equity workshops led by Nikkia Young and on the intersection of DDP with racial and social justice.

The purpose of the reflective articles is to spark inner reflection. If you are feeling moved reading them, we encourage you to journal, meditate and be with the important feelings being shared. Sitting with and truly engaging with our responses and emotions is part of the process.

We will be publishing one or two each month in 2021, as a part of the ongoing work to reach out to and engage with all members of our community. This an integral component of DDPI and DDP Connects UK’s joint commitment to social justice and equity for all.

More information about the RESJ Committee can be found in our new Community section, along with the Global Development Committee.

At present the RESJ Committee are not accepting any new members. If you would like to register your future interest then please email and someone will make contact with you should membership open.