Talking Freedom and Oppression with Louiza Doran

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

Season 2 Episode 8


Louiza Doran

In this episode Louiza (Weeze) Doran and I talk about reproductive rights, how they are linked to generational poverty for communities of color. We also talk about what it’s gonna take for us all to get to freedom. Weeze doesn’t pull punches and I loved this conversation. I think you will too. Be sure to listen to the end so that you can get Louiza’s suggestions for how to bring activism to our everyday lives.

Louiza Doran’s work is as multi-faceted as she is. Louiza has designed a coaching and consulting practice that honors her passion for both social equity and personal empowerment. She believes that you cannot create an equitable, diverse and inclusive society without teaching and empowering individuals to walk in their purpose; so the two branches of her work naturally bleed into each other.  Her unique approach is a holistic one that considers the person, their identity and experiences as well as the communities in which we live. She’s used her training, education, resources and personal journey to create a signature system that supports, edifies and guides her clients through a process that allows them to take an honest look at how to begin living in alignment with their vision, values and belief system. Louiza is a Cal Alumni, Boxing Enthusiast & Participant, Music Junkie, Coffee Aficionado, and a Dance Machine.

Louiza’s action items:
1) Educate yourself, hire a coach, hire an equity educator, take a course at your community college on social justice, restorative justice, or political education
2) What realistic commitment can you make to moving the needle of equity? What sustainable action can you commit to?
3) Do the hard work of self reflection so that you can decolonize your thinking and do as little harm in the world as possible.

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Credits: Harmonica music courtesy of a friend

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