Today, we want to set aside our usual content and amplify black voices, as well as provide you with some resources that could be extremely helpful. As a white blogger, I have been guilty time and again of being defensive and centering myself, but today our goal is to step out of the way and support Black Lives Matter!
If you have other helpful resources, please leave them in the comments here. We’d also love your links to black-owned businesses we can all support!
We hope this heartbreaking time will bring true and lasting change to the world. It starts at home. So let’s listen, educate ourselves, and talk to our children. Let’s keep going one step at a time with both visible and private actions.
Here are a few links we’ve been sharing with our Instagram community today:
(all book links direct you to Semicolon Chicago, a Black woman-owned bookstore)
Woman of Color by Latonya Yvette
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
me and white supremacy by Layla Saad
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
Text FLOYD to 55156 or sign this Change.org petition
Here is a more comprehensive list of ways of anti-racism sources for white people, including resources for parenting by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.
We love you. Elsie + Emma
Original source: https://abeautifulmess.com/2020/06/black-lives-matter.html