Dawn Haney (they/she) has been organizing, coaching, teaching, and writing for 20 years, on feminism, white anti-racism, spirituality, leadership, and liberation. They braid together wisdom from Buddhism, social justice, and psychology traditions, understanding identity, power, and change through their own experiences as a white, fat, queer, nonbinary femme.
As a leader in justice-leaning organizations, she regularly found herself shifting organizational culture, structure, and values toward greater practices of justice — anti-oppressive practice, distributed leadership, and major shifts in programming and service. Their graduate degree in Health Behavior from the University of Georgia offered key insights into the psychology and social determinants of behavior change that would support longer-term organizational change. And her study of meditation practice and Buddhist principles since 2003 offers additional windows into shifting people’s stubborn habits.
Dawn alchemizes these experiences here to offer advice and coaching about the messy, complicated, and beautiful process of how individuals, organizations, and groups change. With their advice column The Resourceress, more personalized support as the Change Midwife, or public teaching on spirituality and social justice, Dawn supports leaders to nurture changes that lead to more justice, healing, power, and liberation.