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 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