ATTENTION: George Floyd was murdered on camera. Healing starts with self care. All allies who are taking a firm stand against the daily injustices in this country, need these tools. 

AFTER EDUCATING STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR 38 YEARS 
I AM SHARING MY PERSONAL 
SELF CARE - ESCAPE 
E-JOURNAL WITH YOU!

Every person deserves to be empowered with the tools and strategies to transform their family's ecosystem and most importantly, love each other in the process. 
  • BUILD your family's Social Emotional Toolkit and develop skills to care for themselves
  • GROW your connection with your roots of racial identity
  • EMPOWER your community with strategies and tools to advocate and raise racially conscious kids
  • PRACTICE Personal Self Care with lifelong tools to change yourself, your environment and community
Download Your $50 $15 E-Journal Instantly! 

AFTER TEACHING KIDS FOR 35 YEARS I AM SHARING MY PERSONAL SELF CARE - ESCAPE 
E-JOURNAL
WITH YOU!

Every human deserves to love their family and most importantly themselves the right way!
  • BUILD your family's Social Emotional Toolkit and develop skills to care for themselves
  • GROW your connection with your roots of racial identity
  • EMPOWER your community with strategies and tools to advocate and raise racially conscious kids
  • EDUCATE Personal Self Care with lifelong tools to change yourself, your environment and community
Download Your $50 $15 
E-Journal Instantly! 

THE ROOT OF US

We have a unique opportunity here: We can make the COVID-19 crisis into a moment that will live vividly in our kids' memories, so that in other times of uncertainty they'll recall fondly how their family pulled together and made the best of things, and they'll be able to do the same. 

OUR MISSION

To provide children, youth, mentors and community members opportunities to grow their knowledge of self, knowledge of historical and contemporary inequities, and acquire the tools, skills and strategies necessary for building more equitable and inclusive communities one root at a time.

WHO WE ARE

We are a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultancy  with a focus on identity development, empowerment and building strong communities. 

OUR VISION

That all children, youth, mentors, and community members have accurate knowledge of themselves and their roots, and use that knowledge to build strong, equitable, inclusive and diverse communities of practice.  We believe that strong roots build strong communities. 

FERNELL MILLER

Founder - The Root of Us
Education Activist for Racial Equity, Inclusion-Identity Education Educator, Mentor, Speaker, Coach, Liaison and Parent. 

FERNELL MILLER

Founder
Education Activist for Racial Equity, Inclusion-Identity Education  Educator, Mentor, Speaker, Coach, Liaison and Parent

What Others Are Saying About 
The Root of Us

"Honoring her unique compassion and amazing insight, Fernell has a unique and rare gift to present thoughtful perspectives specific to culture and equity. Her lifelong experiences provide credibility to deep insight regarding human behavior and breaking down barriers so we can see each other more authentically in our human form. I strongly suggest folks take advantage of Fernell’s expertise as a speaker. Her real talk and vulnerability will challenge folks to do the personal work it takes to ensure optimal growth, understanding and acceptance for all."

-Annette Duvall

Athletic Director
Hoquiam School District
"Fernell has been a friend, business partner, and mentor to me for over 10 years. I love Fernell and the work she does is deeply inspiring. As an owner of a non-profit, diversity is key to my business and my personal growth. Fernell has guided and listened to me in a way that not only has made me a better leader but a better human being"

-April Rose

Founder
PlayOUT Foundation
"Fernell's ability to connect with our students is something I have never seen in all my years as an educator. Fernell has been a mentor in my life since 1985. I would not be who I am today if it were not for her guidance and friendship. She is my rock and I cherish our relationship dearly. Her passion for kids and her community are unmatched.
She does the hard work.Always."

-Adrienne Linenberger

Chacon  School Principal 
Thomas Jefferson High School
"Fernell is an immovable, resilient visionary anchored in racial justice for Brown and Black children and youth. She has no fear in speaking truth to power - unless of course it diminishes her chances of winning on a different front. Fernell has reflected deeply about her own life and experiences as a Black Woman, Mother and Educator of Color and uses those powerful and painful memories in ways that instruct regardless of her audience, with the intent NOT to evoke guilt and shame, but deep reflection and action. Amidst the seriousness of this work/her life, she is, as well, funny, and fun to be with. I am continuously inspired by Fernell and never learn less in her company."

-Lindsay Rogers

Paraeducator
Northshore School District
"Honoring her unique compassion and amazing insight, Fernell has a unique and rare gift to present thoughtful perspectives specific to culture and equity. Her lifelong experiences provide credibility to deep insight regarding human behavior and breaking down barriers so we can see each other more authentically in our human form. I strongly suggest folks take advantage of Fernell’s expertise as a speaker. Her real talk and vulnerability will challenge folks to do the personal work it takes to ensure optimal growth, understanding and acceptance for all."

-Annette Duvall

Athletic Director
Hoquiam School District
"Fernell's ability to connect with our students is something I have never seen in all my years as an educator. Fernell has been a mentor in my life since 1985. I would not be who I am today if it were not for her guidance and friendship. She is my rock and I cherish our relationship dearly. Her passion for kids and her community are unmatched.
She does the hard work.Always."

-Adrienne Linenberger

Chacon  School Principal 
Thomas Jefferson High School
"Fernell has been a friend, business partner, and mentor to me for over 10 years. I love Fernell and the work she does is deeply inspiring. As an owner of a non-profit, diversity is key to my business and my personal growth. Fernell has guided and listened to me in a way that not only has made me a better leader but a better human being"

-April Rose

Founder
PlayOUT Foundation
"Fernell is an immovable, resilient visionary anchored in racial justice for Brown and Black children and youth. She has no fear in speaking truth to power - unless of course it diminishes her chances of winning on a different front. Fernell has reflected deeply about her own life and experiences as a Black Woman, Mother and Educator of Color and uses those powerful and painful memories in ways that instruct regardless of her audience, with the intent NOT to evoke guilt and shame, but deep reflection and action. Amidst the seriousness of this work/her life, she is, as well, funny, and fun to be with. I am continuously inspired by Fernell and never learn less in her company."

-Lindsay Rogers

Paraeducator
Northshore School District

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