Fears of getting it wrong, often keep white people from speaking up or taking action or responsibility for on injustices around them.
When we assume that we are, or should be unaffected by the world around us and then shame ourselves for being affected by the world around us, we have become unwell, as humans.
As adults, many of us fear our anger. We are used to avoiding it, hiding it away and then when it gets out, it feels too big to handle and causes damage in our lives.
When we sit down together, and you prepare to speak, I am listening...
You do not need to model perfection, in fact, allowing your child to see you fail, will show them that they do not need to be perfect and that if they do fail, they too, can recover.
I love the reminder to dig deeper into what I'm already committed to, and even delay starting new things or purchasing things before looking at what is already there.
There is a way through. Grief can be approached gently, from the side. It doesn't have to be challenged head on.
It doesn’t have to be world class. We don’t have to re-create Paris, but we can make small affordable changes, even in our wintery city. These changes can make a big difference to creating a sense of belonging for the residents of this city.
My initial reactions to what I was seeing pointed out my own deeply entrenched stereotypes that rose up while watching the video. I expected the images to become darker, not lighter.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.