In this episode of the Belonging podcast, I am joined by Asha Frost, an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Medicine Woman (member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation), Healer, and Spiritual Mentor. Asha wrote an article titled “Dear White Woman who wants to be like me,” which went viral for many of the same reasons why it caught my attention: it’s a powerful calling in around cultural appropriation.
Together, we talk about Asha’s experience as a First Nations woman of Turtle Island, having grandparents who grew up on the reservation and were sent to residential school, the ways carrying generational trauma shows up in Asha’s life plus how she works through it, navigating the response of her viral article, and cultural appropriation.
“It’s a journey to come home to who we truly are.” -Asha Frost
- Asha’s article, “Dear White Woman who wants to be like me”
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