This year and been challenging for the whole world, but the past few weeks have been hard for the Black community. Most people are forced to understand what it is like being black more importantly how you can help.
Since my last post I refused to be on any of my platforms posting about fashion like I usually would. Honestly I felt like it was inappropriate to post fashion related things. I decided to use my Instagram stories to share some information about what has been going on in the world.
A lot of us are aware of the situation going on in the black community. We are finally seeing what “Being Black” is and How you can help. The past few weeks, I have been overwhelmed with emotions, that I honestly had to take some time to internalized what has been going on.
I can only imagine how you guys must feel, I know there is so much going on right now in the world but I believe its a good time to check in with you guys. The truth is we all need to step up and take action.
I have learned a lot more about racism and systemic racism in the last two weeks than I have my whole life.
I have learned a lot more about what is like Being black and the numerous ways you can help. So I decided I’ll share some of them with you
Here are a few ways you can help:
- Sign the petition:
- Support Black owned businesses-
- Educate yourself as much as you can- Some books you can read
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped from the beginning by Ibram X Kendi
- When you see something that isn’t right, do not remain silent (Your voice is Power)