Thank you so much to my friends who have checked in on me in light of all that’s going on in addition to the fact that I’ve been a little quieter than normal. That’s definitely not lost on me. I love and appreciate you. 💕
I’ve had my head down focused on work (as best I could as the world rages).
I had a conversation with my mom the other day and she reminded me that --- it’s our turn.
She said that if any generation was equipped to have a profound impact on the hatred bubbling over right now it’s our generation - no matter your ethnicity.
Yes, the wounds are deeeeeeep, but our voices and, most importantly, our actions can create the necessary change if we stand side-by-side in solidarity to fight against systemic racism, white supremacy and the perpetual and historic oppression of the Black community.
There are many ways to support the long-awaited death of institutional racism: donating to organizations centered around that goal (@naacp , @aclu_nationwide , etc.); learning (& unlearning) by properly educating yourself & community about Black history (b/c NO, it’s not enough to just know that “Black people were slaves” 🙄🤦🏽♀️, PLUS most of our history has been scrubbed from scholastic content); supporting (BY PATRONING) Black businesses; diversifying workplaces & communities; and as equally as important, always check yo self, before you wreck...well...all of us.
We are at a critical point in history right now. Apathy must be replaced with consciousness, compassion, inquiry and intention -- for good! Anti-racism requires constant work & vigilance.
Let’s make this not just a moment, but a movement that forces a change of tide & redirects the future so that history stops repeating itself.
As a black woman, I rarely see successful people who look like me in my line of work. Now more than ever I’m fueled to be an exemplary representation of my people, for my people and help balance the scales.
I don’t want to run a successful business or make waves in the health & wellness space or serve as many people as possible, I HAVE TO.
So TGIF - The Grind Includes Friday --- let’s create a future we all can enjoy and be proud of. ✊🏾👑