White Savior (Series)

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WHITE SAVIOR (the series)

On this series, Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior talk to African friends about their experiences with the White Savior Complex and talk about ways in which they too were White Saviors at one point. Although - let’s be fair. Corey told God he would never go to Africa. Have thoughts or questions about the series? Leave us a comment below. And if you love us? Support us on Patreon and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Both go a long way!

PART 1

*This is rated E for Explicit (or adults having adult conversations), not "everyone" - listener discretion is advised*

On this episode, Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives.

Contents:
00:00 - Special Midnight Commercial
01:46 - Introduction
03:34 - Corey And Emily’ Overview
11:14 - Emily’s Advice to White Listeners
16:04 - What is the White Savior Complex?
19:30 - Why is the White Savior Complex White?
23:10 - Colonization
36:48 - Corey and Emily reflect
42:00 - "It Wasn't Me" and White Value Systems

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PART 2

*This is rated E for Explicit (or adults having adult conversations), not "everyone" - listener discretion is advised*

On this episode, Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives.

This episode is all about why the White Savior Complex is a problem and why it is harmful. 

Stay tuned for Part 3!

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PART 3

The series finale to White Savior where we hope to offer a way forward in Combating the White Savior Complex. Teddy Ruge is our special guest on this episode. If you love the show, be sure to leave us a 5 star review! For each review in the month of September we are donating $1 to Black Lives Matter: Nashville for their efforts in getting community oversight.

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White Savior (Series): Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives after hurting others.

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RESOURCES

Videos:

Poverty, Inc. 

http://www.povertyinc.org/

Available on Netflix US

Ted Talk: Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Ted Talk: Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

https://www.ted.com/talks/ernesto_sirolli_want_to_help_someone_shut_up_and_listen

Blogs:

Teju Cole: The White-Savior Industrial Complex

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/

TMS Ruge: Your White Savior Complex is Detrimental to my Development

tmsruge.com/2016/03/21/your-white-savior-complex-is-detrimental-to-my-development/

Books:

Travesty in Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking by Timothy T Schwartz Ph.D.

If you want an authentic look at the damage done in the name of development, Timothy Schwartz's book is a great place to start. While at times hard to read, his accounts of Haiti are incredibly important and tragically not unique to the industry on a global level.

https://www.amazon.com/Travesty-Haiti-Christian-orphanages-trafficking/dp/1419698036/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537284601&sr=1-1&keywords=travesty+in+haiti

The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade

Again, we are coming from an African perspective with this recommendation. Anyone working in development should read this book. Plus it features yours truly - TMS Ruge - who joined the show. This book is an excellent look at how Africans across the continent are taking control of their narrative.

https://www.amazon.com/Bright-Continent-Dayo-Olopade/dp/0544483995/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537284028&sr=1-1&keywords=the+bright+continent

Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

While a bit higher level, valid points are brought up in Dead Aid while Dambisa provides a fresh perspective on how the entire system could be changed.

https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Aid-Working-Better-Africa/dp/0374532125

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Great for the Christians and those just starting out in questioning issues raised in development. Steve and Brian manage to shed light on the pitfalls of missions and development without ruffling too many feathers. This book is rooted in Christian beliefs. 

https://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviate-Yourself/dp/0802409989/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537284306&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=when+helping+hurts&psc=1

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good Paperback by William Easterly

A development classic. Best for individuals directly involved in the industry as it is a scholarly approach to criticism. 

https://www.amazon.com/White-Mans-Burden-Efforts-Little/dp/0143038826/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537284900&sr=1-1&keywords=the+white+man%27s+burden

This is not a comprehensive list but rather frankly one made off of the books we have actually had time to read and fully recommend to others! If you have any other resource on the white savior complex, leave it in the comments. We would love to know what else is out there!

Corey Pigg