I don’t really have words right now… or at least, they’re all muddled together and not making much sense as I swim through a million feelings. Quite honestly, I’m tired of thinking and writing. Right now, doing feels right. Here are some resources I’ve found useful, insightful and inspiring to actually do something, anything. We can do better.
More thoughts from James Baldwin that speak just as loud today as they did then.
The Great Unlearn:
I sign off here just to say this: be kind. Let people (specifically POC) tell their stories – even if they make you feel uncomfortable, even if you’d rather not hear them, and especially if it wakes you up from the prejudices buried within yourself. As a white woman, I know my privilege and I can pinpoint moments that I’ve let the racism I learned creep out. And, knowing that stings. Yet, I also know I’m privileged to watch this unfold and be untouched if I so choose. But, I choose to be awake. I can’t sleep anymore. It’s time to be apart of the solution, instead of a silent onlooker. I can’t protect my own peace and mental wellness without acknowledging that every breathing human deserves that same protection. This isn’t divisiveness and it isn’t negative energy. This is the world we live in, and we must wake up to it before we can ever take steps to make it better.