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Resource: Being a Good Ally


Being a good ally starts with one thing: listening. That includes reading. I’ve included some articles here about allyship that are particularly useful. If you really want to be a good, active ally, start reading and listening. Happy reading!

  1. So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know by Jamie Utt

  2. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

  3. 12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black People by Janee Woods

  4. 11 Things White People Can Do to Be Real Anti-Racist Allies by Kali Holloway

  5. 13 Must Reads for the Black Feminist in Training by Ashley C. Ford

  6. 5 Initial Ways You Can Be a Better Ally to People of Color by Savonne Anderson

  7. 6 Ways to Be a Better Ally to People Living with Disabilities by Katie Dupere

  8. The White-Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole

  9. 10 Ways to Be an Ally and a Friend from GLAAD

  10. How to Be a White Ally: Fighting Racism is Your Responsibility – Start Now by Kirsten Clodfelter

  11. How to Be an Ally? by Anne Bishop

  12. How to Be a Good Ally to Nonbinary People by Lore Graham

  13. The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally from The Angry Black Woman

  14. Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies by Paul Kivel

  15. 9 Ways to Be a Good Ally to Sexual Assault Survivors by Jasbina Masir

  16. Dear White Friends: Here’s How to Support BLM Without Making It About You by Collier Meyerson

  17. How to Be a Good Ally During LGBTQ Pride Month by Marissa Higgins

  18. Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life: A Guide to Being a Good Ally from the National Center for Transgender Equality

  19. Trans Ally Tips from the LGBT Resource Center

  20. Realisations in Harlem: Privilege is Uncomfortable by The Brown Hijabi

  21. Learning How to Be a Straight Ally After the Orlando Tragedy by Erik Deckers

  22. Being a Good Ally is an Ongoing Process by Allison Pierce

  23. 30 Ways to Be a Better Ally in 2015 by Jamie Utt

  24. The Bad Ally Quiz by Julie Pagano

  25. How to Become an Ally from the Dufferin Diversity Network

  26. Resisting the Savior Mentality by C.S. Satterwhite