Black Lives Matter!
ICYMI. Over the past few months, I have been centering the conversation on my social media channels around racial justice and speaking out about my experiences and feelings as a Black woman in America. If you’ve been following me for a while then you are already aware of this. If you haven’t, I thought it was of utmost importance to share here in hopes that you will follow along and be a part of the conversation and learning if you are a non-Black supporter of me and my business.
I have always been an active participant in speaking out about racial justice, but have mostly shared on my personal Facebook page and been a consistently active participant in my community in taking real life action for change as well. However, now is the time for even MORE attention and MORE speaking out and I have been using my platforms to do so. I encourage you to check out my Instagram page where I will continue to post on my timeline, in my stories and in my highlights. I also had the opportunity to share some thoughts after the murder of George Floyd here in Los Angeles on a KABC news story which you can find here.
If you identify yourself as an ally or co-conspirator, it is my sincere hope that you have committed yourself to learning and identifying how you can speak up more as well and a be a part of dismantling systemic racism. Please remember, that it’s not just about posting a few things periodically, it’s about calling out racism whenever and wherever you see it, contending with your own implicit bias, talking to family members and friends, donating time and resources etc. There are countless resources to help you along this path. My advice is to always start with your own research and only ask for guidance after you have already done some of this work. If you are committed to being a part of the solution, I thank you and salute you.
This is an all hands in moment and doing the bare minimum just won’t suffice.
In closing, I want to add that I stand in solidarity and action with ALL marginalized groups and can be counted on to speak up and take action anywhere I see injustice.
In love and action,