I was a full-time professional mixed-media artist until 2004, when I began writing and doing intuitive therapeutic support with clients through my company Breaklight Counseling. Sometime in the beginning of 2017 I decided to learn about antiracism and was astounded to find myself passionately committed to this work. I have actively sought opportunities to learn, which is how YahNé came into my life. I’m now in the process of launching an ongoing fundraiser called Justice Jewelry, where every dollar from each piece I sell goes to anti-racism.

I was referred to YahNe by a friend when I was beginning to come out of the white-privilege bubble I had spent most of my 60-some years in. I had heard about and respected her uncompromising activism and her devotion to true freedom for all, so I’ve always approached my contact with her as an educational opportunity. I know I can call and ask her questions as I pursue my anti-racism work, and since I value her insight and accessibility, I initiated paying her a monthly retainer. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion, and I’m proud of the fact that through my learning I am also supporting her work.
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Kara Tennis

Designation: Producer, Justice Jewelry