I'm very aware of my privilege being a white British woman living in America, and I thought that meant I shouldn't talk about racism. But with the atrocious events of police brutality happening in America this last month, I've realised that staying silent just isn't good enough.
It's vital for all of us to do the work to unpick any last remnants of racism and white supremacy that remain in our subconscious. Not personally being a racist isn't enough - we need to be anti-racist and to have zero tolerance for racism.
I'm going to get it wrong, I'm going to make mistakes - but I am determined to learn and to do better, and I will lead with love. With that in mind, I wanted to share these resources with you that I'm working through - I hope you'll join me on this journey <3
White Fragility - Robin Diangelo
Me & White Supremacy - Layla Saad
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown
How to be an Anti-Racist - Random House Audio
A list of resources for speaking to your children on this vital topic: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance
The Adaway Group: https://adawaygroup.com/
Breaking The Chain: Healing Racial Trauma in the Body - https://medium.com/@kristinmoe3/breaking-the-chain-healing-racial-trauma-in-the-body-af1bffd1d926