Our Refusal is Divine (w/ Brittany Janay)

Brittany Janay is back this week with a timely affirmation, “Our Refusal is Divine.” She declares that we deserve to be unapologetic about our “no’s,” naming them as spiritual and our divine right. Brittany makes the connection to tennis player Naomi Osaka’s decision to prioritize her mental well-being and a recent story of a Black woman chemist, Dr. Lisa Jones, who leveraged her refusal on behalf of the collective. In the spirit of REMEMBERING, Brittany shares a historic anecdote of divine refusal, the story of Igbo Landing, a reminder that refusal is also resource. Whether it’s saying “no” to uncompensated emotional labor, turning down invitations to join all the diversity committees, or prioritizing one’s own well-being in the face of toxic capitalism… our refusal is divine. 

Learn more about the Igbo Landing on the IGBO History & Facts Twitter page.

You can connect with Brittany on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Check out her personal website.

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