Practicing allyship means “living your life in a manner that does not reinforce the same oppressive behaviors or systems that one claims to be against” (Mia McKenzie, “No More Allies,” 9/30/13). Rather than an identity, allyship is a practice that needs ongoing work and focus.
Developing effective allyship will make a difference in the overall campus culture and can positively impact thewell-being of individuals from marginalized and allying communities alike.
There are six ways to be an effective ally.
Steps taken from Health.Cornell.edu