Five tips for being an effective ally


It’s often hard explaining even to the most well-intentioned people how to be an ally in a struggle or movement they sometimes know or understand very little about.

Whether it’s fighting sexism or racism, throw around words like “privilege” and watch how quickly some people’s eyes glaze over with indifference or  get their backs up against the wall in the classic defensive stance of “but not me!”

This is a fantastic video by vlogger Franchesca Ramsey that explains how to be an effective ally in very simple terms so people can understand what is required of them. Check it out!