I’ve stayed mostly quiet about everything going on in our country right now for a myriad of reasons — which I admit, are excuses.

I don’t have anything of value to add to the conversation. I don’t want to offend anyone. I don’t want to seem uneducated. I don’t have all the information. I don’t want to detract from what other, more important voices have to say. 

I’ve seen a lot of Instagram stories and had a few conversations in the last couple of days that have encouraged me to use my voice — that my voice matters more than I can imagine — that every voice speaking out against injustice and racism matters.

So, after a lot of research, I am here to do just that by doing what I do best — sharing books and resources to help educate myself and others.

Black Lives Matter

Photo credit: @taylor_hill

It’s scary what’s happening in our country right now. Police brutality against black people is unjust and deeply disturbing. I am sick to my stomach seeing stories like George Floyd’s in the newspaper headlines year after year. It’s time for it to stop. It should have stopped a long time ago, but clearly we still have a far way to go as a nation.

I’ve compiled the following list of resources I found helpful and will continue to look into to educate myself. I know it’s not a lot, but it’s a start.

Where to Donate & Petitions to Sign

Articles You Can Read to Better Understand White Privilege 

Books About Race

Books By Black Authors 

There are obviously HUNDREDS of resources out there, but this is where I’m at now in this journey. I’m going to continue updating this post weekly with any new resources, books, articles, etc that I find helpful. I’m committed to educating myself when it comes to being anti-racist. I know I have a long way to go, but I’ve got to start somewhere and this has got to be a continuous conversation. If you have any resources you would like to share with me, please feel free to leave them in the comments or shoot me a quick email.

I urge you to educate yourself, and speak out against injustices you see in this world.

We can make a change.


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