Coaching for Collective Liberation

Mikayla Lytton

My goal in working with people is to interrupt the systems - racial capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, ableism, settler colonialism, xenophobia, and so on - that extract life, labor, and land from the many to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of the very few.We all have a stake in living and working differently, sometimes we're just not sure how or where to start. I'm excited about exploring that with you.


I am white, class privileged, trans and queer. My education in racial and social justice comes primarily from community organizing, a lot of it working with other white people in the movement for racial justice. I've also benefited tremendously from transformative personal relationships and self-education. In addition to coaching, I work as a facilitator and trainer for the Interaction Institute for Social Change, primarily facilitating a workshop focused on building leadership practices that allow for the self empowerment and liberation of all people.Some less formal/professional stuff about me: In my communities, self-liberation is a necessary component of collective liberation, and I actively invest in my healing and decolonization. I grew up Quaker and try to live by the tenets of peace, integrity, simplicity, equity, community, and stewardship. I have four nibblings. It is often their laughter that I turn to as a "reservoir of hope" (a term I learned from Angela Davis) when I feel most despairing.