Updated: Jun 25, 2020
The heart ache that our world has been experiencing is hard to put into words. It is so important that we as a country, even more so as humans, start to educate ourselves, our famiies, & anyone who is blind to the racism our society hasn't shaken for far too long. I encourage you to take the information you are being faced with & truly use it as a learning tool. If you dont understand what is going on, ask questions. If you are afraid to speak your mind in fear of offending others, ask before you do so, so you don't have to remain silent forever. If someone approaches you & tries to educate you & help you see a different perspective; use the opportunity to communicate & learn instead of getting defensive. Ignoring the information you are faced with because you have the privilage of not having to personally experience it, is no longer an option any of us should have.
If you are a person of color, my heart goes out to you. I am by no means perfect but I am trying. I am doing everything I can to educate myself & others, I am signing whatever I can find to bring justice, equality, & change to this revolution, & I have your back. As the header says, "beauty has no skin tone." We were each made differently for a reason. Whether your skin is black, brown, or white. Whether your hair is curly, straight, frizzy, or flat. Whether you are tall, short, skinny, thick, or muscular- we ALL are equally beautiful, we are ALL equally deserving of respect, love & kindness.
Below I have linked several organizations you can donate to if you choose to, as well as some petitions that are definitely deserving of be signed. Typically the change.org petitions are able to be signed one after another, so sign as many as you can, because doesn't take long!
Continue to love each other in this heart heavy time & keep fighting for the change our society so desperately needs, till next time,
1. Justice for Breonna Taylor
This link will take you to Change.org & allow you to learn a little about the injustice that happened to Breonna & sign the petition to help get the justice she deserves.
2. Change KKK Status into Terrorist Organization
This link will take you to Change.org & allow you to read a little about this petition. If peaceful protestors "ANTIFA" are considered a terrorist group for protesting for quality & justice, why shouldn't the KKK be considered a terrorist group?
3. Justice for Toyin Salau
This link will take you to Change.org & allow you to learn more about Toyin. She was a 19 year old black female who was murdered by an unknown man. The petition was made to bring attention to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee police department to do their job, and investigate this crime. To learn
4. Black Lives Matter
This link will take you to the site where you can donate to the funding of black lives matter. ActBlue Charities is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under the law.
5. LGBTQ Freedom Fund
This link will take you to the official LGBTQ Freedom Fund website. Here you will be able to learn what this organization is all about & donate if you choose to.