Maxie McCoy

Ways to show up for Black friends right now

A few days ago, I watched my friend and mentor Latham Thomas challenge her white community over Instagram live to show up in real life for our Black friends – not just in blacked out email newsletters and instagram squares, but in our daily actions. I’ve been sitting with her thoughts, her urges to action, and her wisdom this week (please follow her work, it’s...
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Overwhelmed by this all? 14 Questions to Help

Bad days happen. Stressed days happen. Shitty days happen. Numb days happen. Just fine days happen. And some good ones occasionally, too. But the feeling I’m hearing the most from what we’re all facing – no matter what the individual situation looks like – is completely, utterly, overwhelmed. Overwhelmed because there’s too much happening too quickly. Too much changing. Because...
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Are you barely getting by? Thoughts + a worksheet to help.

I cried three separate times in a 24-hour period last week. About three separate issues. Related to three separate people. Snotty, hands-over-the-face, melt downs. Anytime someone asked how I was at the beginning of a call or meeting, I responded with a half-smile, “Hanging in there.” But what I really meant was…I’m barely getting by. The physical well-being of so...
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