The Antidote:

A Retreat for Women of Color

October 22-25, 2019

Marin Vista House

San Rafael, CA


“Many of us have been running our whole lives. Practice stopping.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

What is The Antidote?

A Different Kind of Retreat

The Antidote brings together women of color in a space designed for us to show up fully, authentically, and ready to invest in ourselves. Together, we will build the understanding, nuance, and savvy to manage the challenges that are unique to women of color. We will find new ways to address the challenges you can address and create a reality in which you can see yourself and be seen.

One retreat will not change a white supremacist, patriarchal world, but it can change your agency within it.

Everything we offer at The Antidote is designed to help each of us take off our cultural armor and see ourselves authentically. Yes, you will do some deep, serious, and sometimes challenging inner work. It may feel refreshing, exhausting, or both. Our intention is not to offer a “one and done” solution to patriarchy and white supremacy, but to help you see it clearly and make your choices living in it.


Your Retreat Hosts

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Jennifer McClanahan-Flint is a consultant and executive career strategist with Leverage to Lead. She helps women and people of color build careers with audacity rather than apprehension, and she helps organizations build environments in which women and people of color can thrive.

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Alison Park is the founder of Blink Consulting. Since 2005, Alison has collaborated with over 100 San Francisco Bay Area schools and various other organizations to help create communities where all children, youth and adults can thrive.

Join Us For...
  • mentoring, coaching, and mirroring from peers who share your experiences

  • time to think deeply, reflect, question, take stock, and get feedback

  • tools for discerning your priorities, goals, core values, and passions

  • untangling the dominant messages of work, family, culture, and your inner (racist and sexist) critic

  • space to say no

  • opportunity to walk away from apprehension and

    toward audacity

  • ways to leverage and embrace your differences

  • honest perspective on strengths vs. coping


  • strategies, agency, and freedom going forward

Because you are...
  • A woman of color

  • Wondering how you can you be your authentic

    self in all areas: family, friendships and work

  • Aware the game is rigged...and still in it

  • Unwilling to play along the same way (or all the

    time) anymore

  • In need of time and space to reflect

  • Ready to name the system and your role in it

  • Eager to assess what’s working and what more

    you could be doing for you

  • STILL thinking I can’t possibly take this much time

    (for myself)!

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