Hi friends! Someone this is episode 100 of this podcast. I can hardly believe it and I can't thank you enough for tuning in. This started as a passion project and has turned into one of the best parts of every week. In this episode I talk about what this podcast means to me and how I plan to take it to a whole new place with (I hope!) your support. To learn more and to support the podcast visit my new Patreon Page here

As many know, there has been a hugely important conversation going on in the knitting world in regards to race, diversity and inclusion. It's been eye opening to say the least. I have put all of my thoughts into this podcast. My feelings are hugely grateful for all the BIPOC people who have spoken up despite how painful that must have been (and continues to be). I am changed because of it and how I run my business is hugely changed because of these strong souls. I haven't been posting a ton about it because I think there's this part of me that feels like why would anyone want to hear from me...BUT I am reading many of the instagram posts and conversations that are happening in detail. I still have so much work to do but my eyes are open to the deep inequalities in our knitting world that have been rampant for ages.  More than anything I want and hope Knit Collage can be a place and community that is safe and welcoming to all. In fact, that is at the core of why I do this business at all. My hope is that it can be a place where anyone can come to explore their own creativity and come to know themselves better. I have always been a big fan of just being you, doing you, leaning into that in whatever way that means.  Today, I want to make it crystal clear, here and on the podcast that Knit Collage is a place for all to feel welcome no matter the race, gender or sexual orientation. If you feel I can be doing better, I want to hear from you. At the heart of the podcast is self reflection and improvement. I want to learn and grow and become better and would welcome the input. 

These are the books and resources I mention in the episode and recommend reading:

White Fragility 

So You Want to Talk About Race

Raising White Kids