3 Ways to Identify Anti-Blackness in the Workplace (& Life)

Jillian “Mama J” Love
8 min readMar 29, 2022

Rooted in Lived Experience

Black and white photo of Mama J — CEO & JEDI Strategist of Mama J Love Consulting LLC — wearing black square-framed glasses with disco-like ball dangling earrings with a white sweater with black hearts with “LOVE” in the background.
Photo Credit: Byron Malik Photography

It’s revolutionary to have co-designed a space to talk about the hard things.

This subjective reality, an embodiment of the Lovelution I could only dream of 8 years ago, when I coined the term as how I wanted to feel in life. leadership, and business. Now, the result of the radical, bite-sized, and deliberate steps taken every damn day for the last two years, in particular.

Ya know, that never-ending panorama that we’re still navigating?!

Personally, I’ve gone from mustering the courage to say the hard thing as an organizational leader to being grounded and grateful for the unconditional love and support nurtured at the interpersonal and community level that allows me to show up authentically and unapologetically Mama J.

I am whole 💓 It’s from this place that I write this piece for anyone who has the courage to read it.

Change is Uncomfortable

What follows will make you uncomfortable.

This is how change is activated.

When you feel the discomfort happen, I lovingly ask that you pause to BREATHE. Notice what you’re feeling.

That feeling is a data point. —…



Jillian “Mama J” Love

CEO & Intentional Justice™ Strategist @mamajlove1 🌈 Bite-sized + deliberate action every damn day! #IntentionalJustice