Hand on my heart,
I’m committed to making a change.
To unlearn what has been the normal.
To learn what has gone unnoticed.
I’m reading, learning, watching and taking action. Starting conversations with my family, with my friends, and within my business.
We need to educate.
We need to donate.
We need to communicate.
We need to take action.
I want a different future for my mix raced children.
For my husband.
For the collective.
For the world.
As a teacher, healer and a voice, I will continue to use my platform to HELP.
To hold space for the broken.
And share my light, so we can be more aware. Awareness about ourselves, leans into awareness about the world and everyone in it.
There are so many meaningful ways we can support and show up, so we will continue to help move this forward until we see real change. Here is a start of sources to educate yourself on racism, white privilege and the history of how black people have been treated:
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists
”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag
(June 22, 2011)
The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix, American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
King In The Wilderness — HBO
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
1619 (New York Times),
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People
The Combahee River Collective Statement
Seeing White Series from Scene
Audre Lorde Project
Black Women’s Blueprint
Color Of Change
The Conscious Kid
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Families Belong Together
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
United We Dream
Wellness Instagram Accounts
Wellness Instagram Accounts
Donate to Reclaim The Block, a grassroots organisation that works to provide the Minneapolis community with the resources they need to thrive.
Donate to Say Her Name, a campaign that calls attention to police violence against Black women, girls and femmes.
Donate to The Bail Project, which provides funds to pay bail for those who have been arrested during the protests. You can split your donation between the 39 bail funds
Donate to UK Black Lives Matter.
Donate to UK Black Minds Matter.
Donate to Black Lives Matter.
Donate to the Black LGBTQIA Therapy Fund.
Donate to the National Memorial Family Fund, for the families of victims of police brutality.
Donate to The Movement For Black Lives, a global initiative which aims to support Black organisations to conduct conversations about current political conditions.
Donate to North Star Health Collective, which coordinates and provides healthcare services, resources and training to those protesting in Minnesota.
Donate to the UK Black Protest Legal Support fund.
Donate to Unicorn Riot, which supports journalists on the front line.
Donate to Black Visions Creative, which centres its work to develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns.
Donate to Official George Floyd Memorial Fund.
Donate to Belly Mujinga’s family, including her daughter.
Donate to The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which provides funds to pay bail for those protesting in Minnesota.