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For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies | Central Oregon Coast NOW

Activist storyteller Courtney Ariel gives white people tips on how to be stronger allies to marginalized people…

“I have been asked by two dear friends, “how can I be a stronger ally?” Being the slow emotional processor that I am, I wanted to spend some time with this before I answered them. I surely appreciate and love these two individuals, and I appreciate their vulnerability in asking me this question.

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I am not going to do much coddling here; I don’t know that I believe that love requires coddling. Here are six things you can do to be stronger allies…”

Courtney Ariel

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. jpennerzook

    JoAnn, thank you for sharing this piece. It’s an enormous help in this time of chaotic disruption.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for your supportive statement, Julia. It’s a heavy burden we all carry.

      • jpennerzook

        Yes it is. It’s better together. ❤️

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