What is Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter and why should you subscribe to it?
Hello, I’m Sharon Hurley Hall, and I am the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter. I’m on a mission to fight racism one article at a time.
I started writing anti-racism articles regularly after George Floyd was murdered, and I haven’t stopped. But fighting racism is a marathon, and it will take all of us, so I’ve always been clear that amplifying others is part of my mission.
As a result, this newsletter includes:
My own experiences of and perspectives on racism and anti-racism, based on several decades living and working in different countries
Interviews with anti-racism writers, activists and people making a difference
Personally curated articles by other anti-racism writers
Resources and tools for fighting racism
Here’s a recent testimonial from monks and mannequins.
This newsletter is a must-read if you are a committed anti-racist or would-be ally looking to get insights, resources and tools to help you do the work and progress on your journey.
I publish at least eight articles a month, with at least one article a month, plus a behind-the scenes letter, reserved for people supporting the newsletter financially. I also publish a mini-podcast for supporters at least once a month. Articles usually come out on Mondays and Wednesdays by 9am Eastern.
Some of the most popular articles are:
If you sign up for free, you’ll get access to all my public posts and the archive of free posts online (note that some free content is paywalled after a few months). Every new free edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox. Interviews and reading lists will always be free.
But, I’m going to level with you: writing about anti-racism feels like a calling, and I’d like to turn it into my day job. To do that, I'm going to need more paid supporters. I’m hoping you’ll be one of them.
Some of the benefits include:
The SARN podcast with my short takes on the anti-racism issues of the day.
Access to ALL the articles - there are more than 300 (and counting) instead of the 50 or so without a paywall. Newsletter archives are paywalled after 6 months.
Supporter-only content, including a behind the scenes letter, and early access to some articles.
The opportunity to provide tangible and meaningful support for a Black woman who’s fighting racism one article at a time. This work takes an emotional toll, and paid subscribers help me fund the support I need.
Plus you’ll be part of a community of active anti-racists working to make the world a better, more equal place.
Here’s what some of the newsletter’s supporters have said:
“Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter is hands down the most informative thing in my inbox. Her straight-talking erudition always challenges and educates. So much so, that I had to make a whole folder in my link collection just for the things she shares. If you want to support an incredibly talented Black writer and further your anti-racism education, look no further. Racism is so pervasive that we sometimes fail to notice which of our 'benign' (but ultimately erroneous) beliefs are rooted in questionable social conditioning and an incomplete understanding of history. Learn, absorb, push back and grow. I don't believe it's Sharon's style to say it this way so I will: you're bloody welcome for this gift.” - Asmara Kazmi, CEO, The Ops Room.
“I’m a paid subscriber and highly recommend! White people wanting to learn more about how the world is for non-white people- it’s the bitesized weekly knowledge shot you’ve been waiting for. Well written, easy to digest.” - Janine Coombes
“Sharon’s newsletter is one of the few I read every single word of, every single issue. If you’re serious about widening horizons, learning about what the world is like for people who look different, sound different, live different, experience things differently from yourself, and want to make a better world for everyone, this is the place! It’s a teeny investment for a big juicy reward.” - Vicky Quinn Fraser
“Sharon's newsletters consistently educate me, shock, appal and move me in equal measure. Grateful for it in my inbox. If you haven't subscribed this is seriously a non-negotiable for any white person wanting to be on the path to allyship or accomplice status.” - Becky Jovy-Ford
“I love the way you use personal experiences to illustrate general learning points. I love your generosity in introducing and celebrating other writers and their work.”
“Subscribing to your newsletter has been fundamental to my personal and professional development. Thank you.” - Ana Maria Desmaison Cornejo
“You’ve done such an amazing job of consistently amplifying others.”
“I've learned so much from you and from your newsletter.”
“Thank you for continually helping me think and grow.”
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Why pay for this newsletter?
Writing good articles takes time and effort. When you support the newsletter financially, you give me the gift of time to make this newsletter even better. It means I can put in the hours to research and curate the right resources, to reach out to activists for interviews, to polish my articles, and to keep finding ways to level up. At $10 a month or $100 a year, it’s a small price to pay for the value this newsletter offers.
About Sharon Hurley Hall
Wondering what makes me the right person to do this? I’ve lived in the Caribbean, the UK and France, and have spent a lot of time in the US. I’ve experienced racism in all those places, and more. In addition to decades of lived experience, I hold MA degrees in Media and Cultural Studies, and in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and I’m the author of I’m Tired of Racism, a collection of anti-racism essays that was the top new release in its category on the day of publication, and of Exploring Shadeism, an analysis of colorism in Barbados and the wider Caribbean.
Simply put, I’m bringing everything that I am and have done to this anti-racism fight.
Ready to help me make a difference?
When you fund your subscription, you can help me make a difference, so I hope you’ll support me in fighting racism, one article at a time.