Photo Credit: Mikelle Noreen, Letters from 4th Grade
Before I go back to normal posting: I do not want to ignore the current movement in society. I stand with BIPOC. I vow to continue to be actively anti-racist. I typically keep this platform light because I am not a news-source, nor do I want to be. However, this can not be ignored. In order to do my part, I need to use my platform to spread awareness, resources, show support for causes that are important, and call out injustices.
What I am Doing
Make a donation to an anti-racism cause. Everything helps, do what you can. Here is a great article sharing options of donation funds.
Change starts at home. So, I am having conversations with my friends, family, neighbors, and everyone I feel like I can make an impact on. It matters, and it helps. People don’t know what they don’t know, so it always helps to show your support and educate where possible.
Briefly on white privilege, it’s ok to feel offended, but it’s important to move past it quickly. The goal of calling out white privilege is not to offend, but bring awareness. It’s not that bad things don’t happen to white people, they just don’t happen because of their race.
Petitions are a great and free way to support great causes. Change.org is a great resource for finding causes you want to support!
Incorporate Black-Owned Businesses into My Life and Business
I am making a point to support more black-owned businesses here on the blog and in my personal life. From the restaurants, I order from to the brands that I buy.
I have done a lot of research over the last few days. I have educated myself more on racial micro-aggressions, how to be anti-racist, and how to truly make an impact. As a white woman, I can never begin to understand what it feels like to be a black man or woman in our society. I can read about history, share what I learn, and learn how to support BIPOC.
I also vow to read more books by black authors. I have been reading more books lately and now love a good read by the pool, this is the perfect way to both educate myself more and incorporate more diversity in my literature.