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About the Instructor

Educator. Author. Speaker.

Monique Melton

Monique Melton is an anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She is also the founder of Shine Brighter Together, which is a community dedicated to healthy relationships & diverse unity. She travels the world speaking at conferences and events on topics related to anti-racism, personal growth, diversity, and relationships. She’s been published in magazines, featured in blogs and podcasts, and has touched the lives of people all over the world. She is a natural big-bold dreamer and a deeply rooted woman of faith. She is a proud Navy wife to her high-school sweetheart, and she is a loving mother to two little ones. She has a BA in social science with an emphasis in sociology & psychology and two years of graduate school education in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She believes it's not all about your comfort, but it's about your growth.

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Thoughtful and reflective

Kc Schuck

This was a wonderful, thoughtful space to sit and be real with how to move within friendships with Black folks as a white woman by acknowledging the ongoing ...

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This was a wonderful, thoughtful space to sit and be real with how to move within friendships with Black folks as a white woman by acknowledging the ongoing work I need to be doing and upholding with decentering, building trust, and repair. Thank you Monique.

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Detailed, Extremely Useful Course!

Karmen Schuur

This course was packed full of really useful guidance. Monique has done a fantastic job of breaking down how boundaries are essential to anti-racism work, an...

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This course was packed full of really useful guidance. Monique has done a fantastic job of breaking down how boundaries are essential to anti-racism work, and how they are absolutely political. This class was so illuminating and I will be coming back for other classes as I continue to try and improve my interaction with others' boundaries as well as my own. Thank you, Monique!

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Cannot recommend this workbook enough

rachael kearns

Monique is an excellent guide throughout this workbook, asking deep probing questions that must be confronted. I thought I had a basic understanding of histo...

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Monique is an excellent guide throughout this workbook, asking deep probing questions that must be confronted. I thought I had a basic understanding of historical and current anti-blackness in different areas, but this workbook forced me to dig deeper and wider in areas I was too privilege-blinded to grasp before. Thank you for this and for the specific calls to action throughout in our own communities.

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Everyone should listen to this and engage with this conte...

Sarah E Wall

Thank you, Monique, for generously sharing your time and energy for this course and the recording. I have been consciously engaging in antiracism learning (...

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Thank you, Monique, for generously sharing your time and energy for this course and the recording. I have been consciously engaging in antiracism learning (and informed action) on a regular basis since the end of May 2020 and this was still a VERY informative course/workshop. There were of course topics that were familiar to me, but there was also a lot that I learned from Monique and I am committed to continuing to make changes in my life that reflect what I've learned. Wherever you are in your journey of practicing antiracism, enroll in this course!! Monique's expert usage of metaphors and wealth of knowledge and experience with these real issues creates a really impactful learning opportunity so we can all do better.

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Absolutely essential listening

Lindsay Hanna

This class was stellar! It used CBT techniques to teach me all about the beliefs I have that I didn't even realize I held. Monique is an amazing lecturer. I ...

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This class was stellar! It used CBT techniques to teach me all about the beliefs I have that I didn't even realize I held. Monique is an amazing lecturer. I felt welcome but held responsible for myself in a very human way. Would 100% recommend this. I will be purchasing other Shine classes when I have the means!

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Anti-racism 101 "crash course"

Krystal Muniz

This was fantastic and I'm looking forward to tackling the Shine Box next! Grateful to Monique for sharing a lot of truth and even some humor.

This was fantastic and I'm looking forward to tackling the Shine Box next! Grateful to Monique for sharing a lot of truth and even some humor.

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A critical conversation for women

Alex Gatter

I would encourage every woman to listen and reflect on the knowledge and perspectives shared in this course. In just 2 hours, I learned A LOT, recognized ite...

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I would encourage every woman to listen and reflect on the knowledge and perspectives shared in this course. In just 2 hours, I learned A LOT, recognized items within myself that I need to dismantle and developed a long list of concepts to continue reflecting on in my life and with those around me. I truly believe all women need to hear this message and take the time to do the work to dismantle the diet culture inherent in all of us.

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An important first step!

Margaret Somers-Higgins

I have found this course to be a great introduction to the work required and the tools needed to engage in anti-racism. As Monique stressed many times, this ...

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I have found this course to be a great introduction to the work required and the tools needed to engage in anti-racism. As Monique stressed many times, this course is not all-inclusive and we will need to dig deeper now that we have a general overview of her framework. I completed The Shine Box as a prerequisite for Monique's Shine Talk for Kids and I intend to continue investing in her work. This course specifically helped me uncover the fears I have engaging with people of color as well as discussing the work I'm doing with my own white family and friends. It provided very useful steps for different types of interactions that I intend to utilize. It also suggested several specific action items I can take in my life right now to make a difference in dismantling white supremacist systems of power. I am very grateful to have taken this course and will be recommending it to others. Thank you so much Monique!

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This was a great class

Louise Léveillé

I missed this class so I bought the replay and it was amazing. Unpacking our white feelings is an essential part of anti-racism work in order to re-center bl...

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I missed this class so I bought the replay and it was amazing. Unpacking our white feelings is an essential part of anti-racism work in order to re-center black lives and Monique does a fantastic job teaching us how to do it so as to stop doing harm, making ourselves accountable, repairing the harm we've done and doing better.

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Biggest Takeaways From Unpacking White Feelings

Lauren Fonto

Thank you, Monique, for this class. It reiterated the importance of naming a feeling, so as to uncover the beliefs it may support. Once you've uncovered your...

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Thank you, Monique, for this class. It reiterated the importance of naming a feeling, so as to uncover the beliefs it may support. Once you've uncovered your beliefs, you can then uproot white supremacist patterns of thinking (even if unintentional) and replace them with beliefs that support the liberation of Black people. Secondly, it's important to remind yourself that anti-racism work won't get done fast - it's a long-term process. You also can't be talking to every person with racist beliefs, even if it feels urgent to get everyone on board (I speak from personal experience a few years ago, when I didn't know about burnout). Don't give up on this work, but also pace yourself.

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ASL INTERPRETERS & LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING AVAILABLE

For those in need Shine Classes will now feature captioning for live events in addition to ASL interpreters. I recognize there is not a one-size-fits-all solution when dealing with communication access. Text-only translation of the spoken word is offered for live shine classes and panels.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

  • When can I access the content?

    With the exception of pre-order courses, these courses are open for enrollment at anytime with instant access! You may work at own pace. Pre-order classes are specifically marked and course content will become available within two business days after the live class takes place.

  • When is payment due?

    Your investment is due at time of enrollment. The class must be paid in full to access course content.

  • How long do I keep access to a replay or bundle once purchased?

    The replays and bundles do not have an expiration date at this time. You will be able to access the purchased materials for as long as you need. If we make any changes to the content or set expirations you will be notified in advance and provided time accordingly.

  • How long are most courses?

    You may work at own pace and each course duration varies. Most courses will take about 90 mins to complete.

  • Can I enroll my organization in the training?

    Absolutely, we can process payment for your group training request in a single transaction or setup a special link for you to share with your members so they can pay individually. However, the content is created for a single user. Each individual will be required to create their own student account.

  • May I purchase training for somebody else as a gift?

    Although our system is not designed for gift cards, we can accommodate these request. Please purchase a gift course at the amount of your choice. We will provide you a code which can be gifted to a friend.

  • What time zone are the live classes taking place?

    All live classes are displayed in Eastern Standard Time

  • If I have an issue with my order, how do I gain support?

    Please contact our admin team for support at admin@moniquemelton.com

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