a tender journey home

Over the generations, Black, Indigenous, and people of color have been taught by white dominant culture to abandon our sense of self in order to make more room for whiteness. This deep-rooted conditioning that flows through many of us is known as internalized racism. 

Internalized racism does not only impact how Black, Indigenous, and people of color think about, feel about and treat ourselves, but it also impacts how we think about, feel about, and treat other BIPOC folks. It is damaging to the holistic wellbeing of our communities. Unpacking internalized racism allows us to promote wellness within ourselves and within our communities. This is deep decolonial work.

In this self-guided 12 chapter course, we will identify characteristics of white dominant culture, explore how BIPOC have internalized white dominant culture, and examine how BIPOC can challenge this conditioning so that we can return home to ourselves. This tender journey will look at the following:


  • Learning

    We will learn about key characteristics of white dominant culture and how they show up through detailed written guides.

  • Internalizing

    We will acknowledge the ways in which we may have internalized white dominant culture through intimate and interactive exercises.

  • Unlearning

    We will explore what it means to unlearn this conditioning with audio affirmations, tender reminders, and journal prompts.

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Our 12 Chapter Journey

  • 1

    Intro: Making the Body

    • Welcome

    • What to Expect on This Journey

  • 2

    White Superiority

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Superiority?

    • Internalizing White Superiority

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 3

    Anti-Blackness

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is Anti-Blackness?

    • Internalizing Anti-Blackness

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 4

    White Power-Hoarding

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Power-Hoarding ?

    • Internalizing Power Hoarding

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 5

    White Extraction

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Extraction?

    • Internalizing White Extraction

    • Body Scan Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 6

    White Civility

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Civility?

    • Internalizing White Civility

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 7

    White Default

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Default?

    • Internalizing White Default

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 8

    White Innocence

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Innocence?

    • Internalizing White Innocence

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 9

    White Beauty Standards

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What are White Beauty Standards?

    • Internalizing White Beauty standards

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 10

    White Apathy

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Apathy?

    • Internalizing White Apathy

    • Thought Exercise

    • Emotional Release Pathways

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 11

    White Centering

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Centering?

    • Internalizing White Centering

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 12

    White Defensiveness

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Defensiveness?

    • Internalizing White Defensiveness

    • Honoring Your Truth

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 13

    White Meritocracy

    • Audio Affirmation

    • What is White Meritocracy?

    • Internalizing White Meritocracy

    • Inner Child Reflection

    • Thought Exercise

    • Homecoming Guidance

    • Journal Prompts

  • 14

    Outro: A home

    • Farewell + a Homecoming Gift

Your Instructor


Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu is a writer, designer, and author in the wellness space. She is extremely passionate about creating spaces where Black, Indigenous, and people of color can tend to their racial trauma. 

She holds a Social Welfare degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied the structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized forms of racism that affect the wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and people of color. She also holds a User Experience Design degree, where her research focused on racial trauma, the barriers to therapy for Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and how to design a platform that connects BIPOC clients to therapists of the same background. 

There are so few spaces in wellness where Black, Indigenous, and communities of color have their experiences with racism validated. Jacquelyn is one of the innovators who is committed to changing that. Her racial trauma work has been recognized by BYRDIE, New York MagazineBuzzfeedI Don't MindNappy Head ClubBalanced Black Girl, Refinery 29HuffpostMETRO, and more. 

Keep up with her here


FAQ

  • How can I pace myself for this course?

    This is a 12 chapter course that guides you through deep decolonial work. It is important that you pace yourself in a way that sits well in your body. Once you buy the course, it's yours to keep.

  • How much is this course?

    This course costs $69 per person but the cost can be split into 3 monthly payments of $23. I aimed to make this course as accessible as possible while also honoring the deep labor that went into birthing this offering.

  • Is this therapy?

    While understanding, exploring, and challenging internalized racism is deeply therapeutic, this course is not therapy and shouldn't be treated as such. This course empowers you to liberate your mind, body, and spirit.

  • I do not identify as Black, Indigenous or POC but would love to support. How can I do so?

    If you are interested in supporting the healing of Black, Indigenous, and POC, buy this course for a loved one.

  • My organization wants to buy this course for multiple people, how do we go about that?

    If you are a company or school that is interested in buying this course, please reach out to makingthebodyahome@gmail.com for separate prices.

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Reviews

5 star rating

Amazing

Kandace Kyere

I highly recommend this course for every BIPOC living in the United States! I am learning and unlearning so much. Eye opening and transformational.

I highly recommend this course for every BIPOC living in the United States! I am learning and unlearning so much. Eye opening and transformational.

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