I offer keynote speeches and/or workshops on a variety of topics including diversity, inclusion + anti-racism, gender, burnout and grief.
I’ve presented at events around the world including the internationally-acclaimed SXSW 2018 conference in Austin and have been invited back to present at SXSW 2019. I’ve also spoken at the me Convention 2019 in Stockholm, the Follow Black Women Racial Justice Conference in Omaha and various other panels, workshops + businesses worldwide.
It is my deep honour to create brave sacred spaces for hue-mans to face our feelings and dive deep into the tough stuff so we can honour our experiences, heal the collective divide and manifest more joy. Current workshop offerings are outlined below…
We live in turbulent times and there is a great call for the collective to come together and fight the systems of white supremacist patriarchy. If you want to dive deep into how to commit to anti-racist efforts and get comfortable with your discomfort around discussing and addressing race and racism, join me for my SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM 101 and 102 Workshops.
The 101 workshop is an opportunity to come together to have sacred and spiritual conversation about how we can lovingly acknowledge our privilege, heal our wounds and actively contribute to lasting, effective social change.
The evening includes:
curated discussion and education on anti-racism, internalized oppression and addressing whiteness/white supremacy,
brave space to share our hurts/struggles/frustration regarding race and gender,
intentional journalling + groupwork to unpack our blind spots,
breathwork to release and let go, and
guided meditation to ground.
We will carve out sacred space, honour our challenges and cycle that shit up and out. Folks will leave feeling supported and empowered in their journey to better show up for themselves and the collective, and most importantly, in supporting people of colour (particularly Black and Indigenous folks).
Open to all hue-mans, especially White folks wanting to learn how they can better support POCs, POCs seeking help healing internalized oppression and all those seeking spiritual tools + practices to assist in committing to anti-racism.
Spiritual Activism 102 - What’s Next for White/White-Passing Folx? A Deeper Dive Into Racial Justice + Addressing Your White Supremacy
Spiritual Activism 102 - What’s Next for POC/Mixed Folx? A Workshop for Addressing + Healing From the Grief Caused by Racist Patriarchy
Feelin’ + Healin': A Mindfulness + Movement Workshop for Womxn of Color
“I took the Spiritual Activism 101 workshop and was humbled, called in, called higher... all with such grace. Rachel is a gifted healer and space holder, and brings the activism conversation to a new level as she holds space for womxn wanting a deeper understanding of their privilege (which is not an easy topic to teach on, or face). Her wisdom, knowledge and powerful presence offer a space that is not only challenging but truly expansive. My heart was cracked open through the breath-work which offered me time to integrate everything I'd taken in. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to lean in and get uncomfortable, but find true soul healing in the process.”
- Madison Hedlund, Life Coach, Springfield, MO.
"…thank you so much for the important work you are doing. I truly cannot thank you enough for your time, your energy, your compassion, your guidance, and your seminar offering as a whole. I am at once enlightened, shook to my core, and encouraged to continue my work to become anti racist…”
- Nancy Maas, Reiki Master Level Practitioner, New Orleans, LA
"The biggest takeaways for me from the Spiritual Activism workshop was the nuanced way Rachel was able to facilitate discussion about the day to day insidious racism that POC face that has been stitched into the fabric of everyday life and is accepted...the conversation was [uncomfortable] and necessary. It was always filling and exhausting...but when the night ended it felt like it was just the beginning..."
- Irving Chong, Vancouver, BC
Communication is my thing and speaking, in particular, is my jam.
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a wide range of conferences and organizations around the world.
Current Speaking Topics Include:
Spiritual Activism: How to Connect with Spirit to Advance Racial Justice
Need to Talk About Racism + Grief: How Shame is Preventing Action
Hue-Manities 101: An Anti-Racism + Inclusion Workshop
Sur-Thriving in Sisterhood: Honouring Our Grief + Healing Our Hearts
“Rachel participated in a panel discussion on “Critical Issues for Women in Leadership” to a group of established female leaders who are embracing inclusive leadership. Rachel’s authenticity and willingness to be vulnerable was powerful. Her presence ensured that the conversation got real very quickly and she created a space for women in the room to go deep and be reflective. This was certainly the most ‘real’ panel discussion I have ever witnessed.”
- Sarah Greenwood, Program Coordinator for Minerva BC, Vancouver, BC
“I love learning from you, you’ve taught me so much…”
- Rachel Cargle, Activist, Writer + Lecturer, New York, NY
"I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Rachel [as the organizer for the Loaded Bow retreat]. Her capacity to create space for others allows for the nuances and complexities of loss to be explored in ways that I could not have anticipated. She holds up a proverbial mirror that allows her participants to see themselves in each other, while still honouring the individual experience…Rachel is also really fucking funny which only serves to add more humanity to this intimate practice. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
- Gen Hume, Harvard Graduate + Co-Founder @ Loaded Bow Retreats, San Francisco, CA
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