Who I am
My name is Breeshia Wade
I am the author of the 2021 publication, Grieving While Black: An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorrow, which was rated one of the best 9 books on grief, and is currently required reading in multiple university graduate courses.
My work has been featured in numerous media outlets and publications such as Modern Loss, The Doughy Center, Lion's Roar, Tricycle, Quartz, and Open to Hope, with international features including Metro.uk.co, Canvas8, and more.
My background and training as a Zen Buddhist chaplain employed by hospices and hospitals inform my approach to using grief as a tool to dismantle systemic oppression. Anti-racist work is grief work.
What I believe
I believe in Elemental Grief™, a model of grief that includes fear of (future) loss.
When advocating for DE&I, the unexplored fear of loss faced by those who are losing the benefits of privilege must be addressed to alleviate the grief of those who experience systemic oppression.
Anti-racist work is grief work.
What I do
I help professionals and organizations transform the grief that comes with losing social privileges for the sake of equity into the power to create effective anti-racist and DE&I practices.
What I offer