black lives matter
I’m sure that, like me, your soul has been heavy & your heart broken with the actions of violence, prejudice and apathy towards POC worldwide and towards BIPOC here in Australia.
the simple and inexcusable fact is that it took an uprising for our communities to take notice.
it’s uncomfortable to have these conversations, to read & watch a constant stream of impassioned cries from those affected BUT it’s not as horrific as it is to live and be confronted by racist actions day after day, year after year, your whole life.
my precious husband is a proud Pacific Islander, I’m from a mixed race family and I’ve seen racism inflicted on those I love, friends & family, but Im committed to learning more, to understand more of others struggles and the way that systemic racism has crushed BIPOC in Australia.
I’m doing what I can individually to support Black & Indigenous business, read books (“The Yield” by Tara June Winch and “Finding the Heart of the Nation” by Thomas Mayor) and educate myself on the history & current affairs of systemic racism and have meaningful conversations to keep the momentum of change.
There’s a quote by the great Maya Angelou which I’ve found particularly poignant;
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.”
there’s a tidal wave of change coming. Equality is expected, equity is desired but only through liberation can we change the story. 👊🏿👊🏾👊🏽👊🏼👊🏻👊