Talking The Breadth of Blackness, Social Media Manipulation and more with Leesa Renee Hall

Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Episode 18


Leesa Renee Hall

In this fascinating conversation Leesa Renee Hall and I discuss how white supremacy limits the ways that black people are perceived and the boxes we are “allowed” to fill. We also talk about social media, how to become less reactive and understanding how the algorithms keep us in our bubbles, and so much more. This was a conversation I was really looking forward to and it didn’t disappoint.

Leesa Renee Hall is an author, facilitator, social historian, and creative word artist. Author of seven books, Leesa was known as a technology pioneer before turning her attention to writing about the intersection of race, spirituality, and leadership.

After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa discovered that expressive writing can help expand our sense of identity and connect to a higher guidance. She helps highly sensitive introverted leaders (HSIL for short) use the art of self-inquiry to question their unconscious biases so they create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations.

Leesa is on the Advisory Board for Awarepreneurs, a global community of social enterprise business leaders and entrepreneurs with a focus on social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Leesa’s tips have been featured in American Express OPENGlobe & MailChoiceThe Ottawa CitizenToronto StarProfit, and Inc. to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture

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