White Lady Journal – Notes of a Radical Social Work Artist is the story of my work, comprised of journal notes and current writings, as a community activist in the 80’s to 2020 in Brooklyn and throughout the NYC community at various not-for-profit social service agencies, community centers, homeless shelters, hospitals and schools. The bulk of the writing occurs in the 90’s with the backdrop of the O.J. Trials, Abner Louima, Mayor Dinkins and Rev. Al Sharpton and are confrontations of race experienced by a ‘white lady’ working mostly with black and brown populations when it was not popular to confront and discuss the complex social-psychodynamics of race. Integral to this story is the relation of life and art and the utilization of art, specifically theatre in work with young people and other disenfranchised populations, as a form of advocacy and empowerment. Art as advocacy is a primary theme along with the anti-racist discussions that evolved in the development of the work.