Welcome to the BS Blog

 
 

While our Instagram provides comic relief in regards to the White Savior Complex, we both felt something more was needed. We desire for this space to be a continuation of how we can all do aid better - and what we must change. 

This topic has been extensively covered in stand alone pieces. Below are just a few of our favorite articles, books, and resources. 

The White-Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole

The Problem With Little White Girls (And Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourists  

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

The Reductive Seduction of Other People's Problems by Courtney Martin

Better Volunteering, Better Care

We are in a unique position in history where we can so easily pop in and out of other’s countries and homes, and what’s more, we can publish everything we see and think instantly. Talk about privilege and power. We impose our own narrative on everything around us. The responsibility of our words should never be taken lightly.

We are launching our blog as a point of discussion - to continue this conversation, together. Do you have experience with these multi-faceted issues? We want to hear about it. We want you to write about it. Our vision for this blog is to be a conglomerate of voices and stories pushing towards excellence.