Building Power and Advancing Justice through Practice
Frailty Myths does diversity and inclusion differently. We are an impact-driven, practice-based, and value-led organization. Our unique, experience-centered programming results in lasting behavioral changes that lead to more just, inclusive, and diverse workplaces and communities where everyone can thrive.
We see you trying. We see the frustration and fatigue when impact falls painfully short of your efforts. We can help.
So….What’s with all the tools?!
Free Community Workshop
Frailty Myths Graduates
what we do
Frailty Myths' ground-breaking curriculum is revolutionizing the approach to DEI, team-building, and leadership.
Our community workshops provide free leadership and empowerment trainings for those with the least access.
Innovate - Integrate- Iterate
There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.
Rooted in our principles, methods, and revolutionary practice - we work with you and your team to build a program that will allow you to reach your goals.
Frailty Myths is Different Kind of DEI
We join you for the long term journey. As an ongoing partner, we work with with your team to achieve big picture culture change that will result reaching your DEI goals and healthier workplace. This includes broad culture shifts, core principles, recruitment, on-boarding, and the leadership journey. We work with your team to strategize and develop an integrated program for the entire staff including management, and executive leadership. (virtual & in-person)
- Intro to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Inclusive Facilitation
- Developing Core Values around Race & Gender
- Difficult Conversations and Communicating Across Difference
- Building a culture of feedback & How to apologize
- Allies and Accomplices
- LGBTQ+ in the Workplace.
Shared experiences mean tighter and more effective teams. At Frailty Myths, we know that communication can be hard. And we also know that creating a clear and concise communication strategy is one of the keys to success. Through our custom built Team Building Training, we’ll create experiences that will be fun and help your team bond. We also cultivate experiences with challenges and tools that leave participants better able to communicate their needs, be more seen, and become more confident members of the team.
Frailty Myths has programming designed for young people too! We know that young people are ready and able to tackle the problems of racism, patriarchy, and white supremacy and build better communities. We offer training, including collective visioning, diversity inclusion, and team building workshops for K-12 and Universities around the world.
Frailty Myths offers intensive team retreats from 2 – 10 days. Our retreats are immersive, experiential, and profoundly transformative. We combine hands-on activities with powerful and skilled facilitation to create an environment that will undoubtedly move your team to new levels of effectiveness. We are sure that the skills you learn and the experiences you have during the retreat will contribute in strong and meaningful ways to your team’s success long after you leave.
Start your journey with us now
What we believe in
The Power of Practice
There is no one answer or one way. We honor our differences and the journey we are each on. In order to change behaviors we need to practice the new ones. That means space to make mistakes and try again. It means grace as we grow and hone new skills. We believe in learning by doing and building a culture of feedback where we are nimble and nuanced and can all thrive. We unpack as we build, revealing broken systems while actively participating in what a more just way feels like.
Messiness & Curiosity
We believe in the beautiful messiness of change. We reject ideas of perfectionism and rigidity to embrace messiness and curiosity. We try things on, ask questions, and explore what works and what doesn’t. This is where the real learning happens. This is where we truly learn to communicate and grow into our whole selves.
Trust & Accountability
We are in this work for the long happen. Change doesn’t happen overnight and we trust the process and our theory of change. We trust people’s lived experience and that we know what is best for ourselves. We embrace personal agency and self-determination. Our intersectional framework centers the substantive differences in
experience that people have related to overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination and disadvantage.
Hard Doesn't Mean bad
This work is hard. It is uncomfortable. And that is where we can grow. We understand the importance of communication and emotional intelligence and work to build muscles that allow for us to truly communicate. When we avoid conflict we avoid change. Hard can be beautiful.
Frailty Myths is a family of amazing people working everyday to reImagine power and build a more just and loving world.
It is powerful and nurturing support system that continues well beyond the workshops and transforms our lives.
Here are just a few of us:
Founder | Board Member
Georgia Faye Hirsty
Founder | CEO | Board Member
Director | Board Member
Founder | Board Member
“I took a workshop with Frailty Myths in NYC & it was everything I’ve been looking for — a space to create, do woodworking work that previously felt inaccessible to me, AND to be able to do so in community with other queer & trans people was 100% a dream come true. The facilitators set the groundwork for us to explore not only the physical skills but also root us back into how these skills originate from Black & brown communities. They broke down how we could learn together without judgement & were clear & patient each step in the way about all the power tools. I left the workshop radiating, with new community in this city.”
Become a Sponsor
Help us build a more just and loving future.
Sponsor a Community Workshop
- Life Changing experience for 15 - 20 women, trans, GNC folks
- Name on sponsor page of website
- Gift of one of a kind Frailty Myths Pocket Knife
- Framed Group Photo of Workshop Participants
Sponsor our Leadership Development Program
- 4 Train the Trainer Workshops
- Your Name or Logo on Sponsor page of website
- 50-60 women, trans, GNC folks will recieve training
- Employment opportunities for participants
- Framed Groups Photo of all program workshops
- Gift of One of a kind Frailty Myths' Smash Patriarchy Hammer
Impact with Love Sponsor
- Annual Impact with Love Gathering Sponsor
- Supports Live Build of a Bridge to be donated to an elementary school garden
- Recieve Gift Set of one of a kind Frailty Myths tools: Tape Measure, Pocket Knife, and the Smash Patriarchy Hammer
- Your name or Logo on Sponsor Page of Website
- Your Name or Logo on all Gala materials
- Lunch with one of the Founders
Basic Power Tools and Woodworking in New York
Amazing workshop in New York with facilitator and Advisory Council Member LJ Amsterdam.
Get in Touch
Frailty Myths uses the power of practice to advance justice and build a better, more loving world. Frailty Myths is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 30-0760614. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
We are building a network, a force of love and power. We are always looking to grow our team.
Here for you
Don't hesitate to reach out! Contact us on the form above or at email@example.com
Where to find us
Based in Oakland, with hubs in LA, and Brooklyn. We come when called