An hour is all it takes
There’s no denying the past week has been intensely challenging with undulating emotions.
I’ve felt undeniably uncomfortable and confused, more so with myself and my privileged white friends than any other
Admittedly everyone to their own, we all approach things differently, doing what is/feels right for us.
And here’s the point of this.
Silence is LOUD.
I guess it doesn’t mean you aren’t doing anything.
But if you aren’t talking about #Blacklivesmatters then what does that mean – just so you know that’s a rhetorical question.
Rumi said “ Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
And funnily enough I found myself sharing my personal story of my previous desire to change the world through my business but …… I let that all go
I am wiser and I am changing myself.
But, this post isn’t about me, its about the collective WE
Together WE can all do better
I am writing this post to say, let this be a turning point
We all have role to play
And in an hour so much can happen
An hour is all it took to listen, really listen and hear my ignorance, invalidation, deflection and my unconscious bias reflected back to me
The first of many hours in becoming anti-racist because
I made a promise that I am in this for the long haul
I made a promise to;
Expand my awareness of the inequality facing black lives and other minorities.
To educate myself around my white privilege
And probably most importantly to work more diligently on inclusion and continue offering support
An hour at a time, is all it takes to start creating a new future
It’s time to talk, for we can only listen when we hold the space for others to talk.