I’m an ally. No doubt. Black Lives Matter. Gay Pride. Trans Pride. I love you all.
Whenever something awful happens in the world, I think about the many, many people who I’ve known and loved who’ve been struggling with things I can only imagine. I am empathetic and sympathetic and I do what I can to be a supportive, loving person.
I recently watched TRIGGER WARNING with KILLER MIKE on Netflix (absolutely GREAT TV, btw) and he spoke a lot about the black dollar. I love that, and searching out black-owned businesses and black creative voices is important. Supporting those businesses and voices is important.
Diversity isn’t anything I’m afraid of. I welcome it, and I believe in the future I see on the streets. Peaceful protests are beautiful, especially when it is fueled and continued and inspired by the atrocities of authority on display in our country.
The people risking their lives to stand up for what is right and good in the middle of a global pandemic are the true and noble heroes of our country. They don’t carry guns. They don’t attack out of fear. They don’t build walls to keep out or hide themselves away in safety bunkers, but they coexist, they rise up, they speak in a voice that needs to be heard by everyone. There has never been so much direct and instant documentation of experience as there is right now, and the people who are facing their fears and putting themselves in harm’s way for something greater than themselves are going to be the voices of our future. They will be the leaders. They are on the right side of history.
Black lives matter.
I love you all. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong. This is how we change the world.