Conflict

What To Do In Overwhelmingly Troubled Times

By Kelly Diels / February 27, 2022 /

I’ve been sending this email every few months for several years, to rally people when we’re most despairing. The world should NOT be as it is, and we do have…

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What if…Trashing is about Redistributing Power in our Community?

By Kelly Diels / March 9, 2020 /

Trashing is a power struggle triggered by “status dissatisfaction”. There’s a gap between someone’s capabilities and the attention they’re {not} getting

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On Culture Breaking and Culture Making. For when you’re frustrated with other change-makers.

By Kelly Diels / August 18, 2019 /

Culture change needs many things, we don’t need to be frustrated with someone for not doing the thing we think is important. WE can do that one thing.

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Business Tips for Culture Makers #624: CAUTION: how your principles and beliefs get leveraged and EXPLOITED to grow the platforms of our opponents

By Kelly Diels / June 24, 2019 /

Our attention, efforts and social media comments can and do boost people into the mainstream, so we must avoid boosting the platforms of our opponents.

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TRUTH: “You Can’t Be Friends With Someone Who Wants Your Life”

By Kelly Diels / June 27, 2018 / Comments Off on TRUTH: “You Can’t Be Friends With Someone Who Wants Your Life”

I know that when I’ve wanted someone else’s life, it made me transactional, strategic, subservient, and sometimes envious. In other words: not a safe friendship or business bet.

And I know that when friends, lovers or colleagues wanted what I had, we always ended in conflict and destruction. Always.

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Clearing Up Rumours and False Allegations Made By Amy Walsh and Dusti Arab

By Kelly Diels / October 22, 2017 /

I’m under siege, online, because people are saying and writing things about me that are not true. One of the most hurtful and inaccurate things that people have been saying…

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A quick note about critique vs trashing and accountability vs gossip

By Kelly Diels / July 10, 2017 /

We must distinguish between trashing and critique, and we must steward this in the communities we participate in and the communities we lead.

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You are a Person, Not a Court-Room. You Don’t Need Evidence.

By Kelly Diels / January 4, 2017 /

If I think something is inappropriate, and I don’t want it in my life, that’s all I need to say to take action.I don’t need evidence. I need boundaries.

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confessions about “calling in”

By Kelly Diels / December 20, 2016 /

Calling In is a refinement conversation we have with people who have a documented history of doing intersectional justice work — not for people who don’t.

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