Eboni K. Williams talks about the spirit of disruption in this week’s episode. Her work disrupts long and deeply-seated cultural norms and expectations. She shares with us how rewarding her work is as disruption is an essential part of change and change is constant. And yet, she also speaks of how heavy her work can be. “…people, we, don’t like change and aren’t comfortable around disruption.”
Eboni came to the Process because, as she says, “I wanted family more than I was afraid of doing the work that it would take to get there.” She shares about her own Process and how her teacher, Regina Louise, was able to help her break through the resistance that showed up at the very first assignment on the first day of her Process.
As Hoffman grads, we know change is vital to personal transformation. The Process itself is disruptive. The Process takes us out of our comfort zone and disrupts patterns. It opens us to the pain of our past so we can heal that same pain.
Eboni is unapologetically driven to give voice to the voiceless through her platform – a tapestry of television, law, social justice, and entertainment. She knows her presence is power in the rooms where she has often been the first and only Black person. Positioned for disruption, Eboni enters these opportunities representing Black excellence intent on demonstrating and inspiring what is possible for Black people in America.
Eboni is the newest and first Black cast member on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York. She’s also excited about her new iHeart Media podcast on the intersection of law and pop culture, Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams. Uppity Productions, Eboni’s production company, produces the podcast.
Williams educates and inspires audiences through the lens of a legal scholar. She exposes institutional racism, breaks down controversial issues such as judicial discretion, and expertly analyzes culturally relevant topics. She has served as the Host & Executive Producer of REVOLT Black News, which airs on REVOLT TV founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Eboni has also co-hosted REVOLT’S hip-hop talk show State of the Culture.
Eboni is the best-selling author of her memoir, Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success. She holds a B.A. in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Eboni clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. She later specialized in family law and civil litigation. Eboni then transitioned into practicing as a public defender and a private defense lawyer in North Carolina, and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.
Eboni also serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Horizon, which is the nation’s leading victims’ assistance organization.
Find out more about Eboni here. Follow Eboni on Instagram.
Hand on Heart: A Hoffman Process practice of placing your hand on your heart center to bring you into presence and connection with yourself.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Jack Kornfield