These questions can make us feel personally and collectively stuck. Acknowledging that all of us find ourselves stuck occasionally, but that none of us is stuck alone, EMBODY EQUITY teaches ways to listen to the body - and each other - in order to get un-stuck and change your world.

EMBODY EQUITY helps organizations and individuals see their current blind spots, envision their highest future potential as a complex system, and then find individual and small group ways to work toward it right now.



Getting Past the Cosmetic level to Deep Systems Change:

  • Developing organizational self-awareness

  • Equity Audits - Documents and Environments

  • Seeking and incorporating different, absent and critical perspectives

  • Uncovering norms, systems and structures

  • Sensing and leading from the emerging future

Prototyping Your Redesigned Systems

  • Crystallization of vision and intention

  • Collaboratively creating and enacting rapid prototypes

  • Evolving socially just and racially aware structures with your community

Facilitation of Generative Dialogue Across Difference

  • Racial/Cultural

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Intersectional Identities


  • Personal coaching on embodied positive white racial identity development

  • Racial Identity Discernment group workshops

  • Facilitation of Coaching Circles

  • Body Decolonization Practice Group

All services can be configured as full or part day workshops or series


Meet Facilitator and Founder, Rie Gilsdorf

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Rie Algeo Gilsdorf, MS, MA, has broad experience as a principal, arts administrator, facilitator, coach, teacher of science and dance, and parent in innovative public, private, magnet and charter schools. She spent her early career delivering, designing and guiding arts-integrated, student-centered learning, and most recently spent five years at Courageous Conversation learning how to engage productively in equity work as a white woman.

Throughout her career Rie has also facilitated adult learning that develops capacity to achieve equity across race, gender, sexuality and ability in redesigned schools and progressive faith communities.

She now provides racial equity seminars, coaching and consulting through Embody Equity. Rie has been trained as an Advanced Practitioner of Social Presencing Theater and an Affiliate Practitioner of Courageous Conversations About Race.