I interview Dr. Maysa Akbar on her view of how to be an anti-racist, how we can begin to fight racial injustice, and walk through a detailed roadmap for those of us feeling the call to show up and create and build a more just and equitable world. In her book, Beyond Ally, Dr. Akbar showcases racial justice work through the creation of the Ally Identity Model, which details the stages of allyship in dismantling systemic oppression.
She is a groundbreaking psychologist, best-selling author, and healer. Dr. Akbar is a thought leader and expert in racial trauma, allyship, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also an assistant professor at Yale University in the School of Medicine.