Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell

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What do you know for sure?

The “these words are true” affirmation deck is a (mostly) gentle, powerful response to the untrue negative stereotypes, prejudices, and beliefs that Black women, femmes, nonbinary and trans professionals absorb in the workplace.

Are you ready to accept that these words are true about you?

Hope so! Let's go!

This deck is specifically designed with Black women, femmes, nonbinary and trans professionals in mind, because it talks back to many of the negative messages we absorb daily about ourselves. 

In creating the affirmations, I made a deliberate effort to be responsive to the unique experiences of Black queer, genderqueer and trans folks in the workplace, because we deserve the support.

The affirmations will work for most professionals.

The deck

Designed with you in mind

Every day, Black women, femmes, nonbinary and trans folks experience various forms of oppression at work.

We usually don't have time to process what has happened, but we do need an immediate strategy to respond. 

The 'these words are true' affirmation deck gives us the words when we don't have them and reminds us of our inherent value. 

When I first saw the cards I thought ‘perfect!’. The world, especially the world at work, can chip away at even the strongest of mental constitutions. We could all use a reminder of our value, potential and brilliance from time to time. The affirmation deck will be there - right on time - to remind us of what’s true.

– Naki O, Financial Services Executive and Executive Coach

Why It Exists

In 2020, I started thinking about the harmful effects of racial, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist and ageist discrimination Black women, femmes, nonbinary and trans professionals experience daily.

Knowing that these experiences often leave us feeling alone and constrained, I looked around for something beautiful, tangible just for us.

I couldn’t find it, so I made it!

How To Use

Be limitless with the deck! Choose one card whenever you need a self-esteem boost. Or, pull a card each morning or before a challenging project. The options are endless.

We have included a few examples below to get you started.

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