Katherine Saviskas, she/her
"What stands out most about working with Katherine is how deeply she has and continues to do her own work. The topic of racial justice and white identity exploration is a sensitive one and requires a confident, empathic guide. Through her years of personal and professional experience in the field of racial justice, she understands the common emotions that arise for white people, such as the “guilt sandtraps,” as she calls them, and meets her clients where they are. She offers a refreshing perspective on how to engage with all the emotions while moving forward with authentic joy and connection to the work of racial justice."
As white people, it's important we cultivate our own everyday practice of anti-racism. Reading books and taking a training is not the same as practicing anti-racism every day.
Different people need different supports at different times. Finding a group that can be your political home is important. As is having 1-on-1 support & mentorship when you need it.
There are many reasons why you might be looking for customized support in your anti-racism work and growth.
Maybe you're stuck in a racially-tense or confusing work situation, maybe you're encountering personal dynamics you want to work though, maybe you are looking for your place in the world of racial justice, or maybe you want support integrating all you've learned about anti-racism.
Let me know you're interested in working together by filling out this form: "I'm interested!" form. I'll get back to you with next steps.
I first started community organizing to dismantle racism as a high schooler. Now 20+ years later, I've learned a lot about the supports out there for white people working to develop their own everyday practice of anti-racism. Being in a group is super important (check out the Liberation Consciousness Everyday Anti-Racism and Radical Aliveness Group) and there are also growth spurts that benefit from 1-on-1 mentorship and coaching.
In my experience, having an 8-week period of time to do a 1-on-1 deep dive can be transformative when it comes to building racial justice leadership skills and confidence. This is why I've structured supports as a 2 month journey. You choose whether you'd like to meet once or twice a week, and we move together by having 45 minute phone calls.
Each session costs $80 and there is an 8 week commitment. If this cost is prohibitive, please reach out to me anyway, and we can explore alternative support plans that meet both our needs.
We set the intention for our work together, as well as likely homework categories and ways of ongoing self-observation.