“Collective liberation is not an utopia! And yes it’s about everyone’s wellbeing. Don’t underestimate your power to bring change.”- Tobi Ayé

The Eurocentric paradigm with all that it entails: individualism, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, colonization… does not benefit anyone, not even white people.

White allies are already aware or questioning the state of the world and their place in it therefore are joining the abolitionist and anti-racist cause. Nevertheless, the body of white allies still retains a lot of shame and guilt about their place in society, the privileges they have, and the historical baggage they have inherited.

When we feel shame, we become numb and avoidant. We are not able to act properly, receive feedback or take responsibility for our impact. We focus on ourselves because we cannot get out of ourselves. – Often we either overcompensate and take all the blame on ourselves. As a result, we are not able to build authentic and trusting relationships with bodies of culture (Aka Bipoc) and engage fully in anti-racism work. But collective liberation can only happen if we can create secure and authentic bonds with others.

How grieving your place and role in the society feels somatically for you?

What is the link between perpetrator trauma and the state of your health today?

How does your body react to the idea of moving from Eurocentric view to a Polycentric paradigm?


This workshop is a soft container for moving from intellectualizing emotions to somatic exploration and confronting these discomforts as part of the collective liberation process and learning to navigate them in one’s role as an ally.




This workshop is for you if:


* You are white allies and want to feel more comfortable in your role

* You are aware of the dominance of our society

* You don’t believe in universalism

* You want to make a difference at your level

* You can think critically

* You believe in the power of the collective

DATE: Saturday 17th June 2023

PLACE: OYOUN space – Berlin

CO-FACILITATORS : Selma Sardouk & Tobi Ayé

PRODUCER: Justice Mvemba



Tobi Ayé is a somatic practitioner and a skilled group facilitator with a deep commitment to working with individuals and communities to repair connections and integrate collective, intergenerational, individual, and systemic trauma. She founded RECONEKT a space to deeply look how systemic trauma has fragmented us as collective body and find ways to heal together. She believes that anti-oppression work begins within one’s self and includes addressing all oppressed groups and identities as we work towards liberation of all beings.


Selma Sardouk is a therapist and coach specialised in the accompaniment of systemic and social traumas. She sets up and leads spaces for deconstruction and collective liberation combining coaching, brief therapy and North African ancestral knowledge.