The world feels so divided.

But I believe in fighting for love and connection.

I’m a Latina adoptee, and my mom and dad are both white. I was a 90’s kid, raised in a colorblind family. I spent the majority of my life struggling with attachment disorder, which made it almost impossible to connect with people in meaningful ways. I have also struggled to understand my racial identity, which changes depending on the social context around me.

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My husband is my greatest ally.

Together we are raising three afro-latina daughters.

Interracial marriage became legal less than twenty years before we were born, and some of my extended family were purposefully left off the wedding invitation list because of their racism. We are intentionally parenting our girls to change the world with love; by first loving themselves deeply and then sharing that love generously with others.

I've learned hard earned lessons.

And I want to share what I know with you.

Difficult conversations and painful missteps are a part of the process, but with each comes an opportunity for heartfelt apologies and forgiveness. I combine my personal passion for allyship with my professional experience as an educator to help people like you navigate the challenging learning process of becoming better allies.

It's an honor to be your ally!

Jamie has been such a gift for me, especially in my role as an educator. There is so much to juggle right now, but with Jamie by my side, at least being an ally has been made simpler. She shares her personal experiences and lessons she’s learned in such an approachable way. She respects my curiosity and questions and explains things in such a clear way that I feel better equipped to address issues of equity and justice. Her knowledge, experience and passion have been an invaluable resource to me, and I highly recommend her to any individual educator or organization that is seeking to better serve their community. 

– April

I met Jamie through an antiracism group, and I have had the pleasure of seeing and being impacted by her fearless conviction for a better and more equitable world. She uses her personal life experiences as well as the voices and examples of others to allow herself to grow while challenging others to grow. I value her knowledge, education, life experiences, and leadership skills, and look forward to continuing to learn from her! 

 

 

– Hayley