It’s been four months since we all put black squares in our Instagram feeds. While the messaging and origin of those blackout Tuesday posts may have become confusing and some of the initial intentions of that initiative was lost in the frenzy of the fast-paced nature of social media, I remain grateful for that day in early summer of 2020.
For some of us, it marked a beginning, or a maybe a new beginning — a moment we can point back to and say: “That was the day I made a decision to be more than not racist. That was the day I decided to be anti-racist.” Here’s a personal update of what has happened since and what it could look like to be anti-racist in our everyday lives. Listen in.
Links + Resources From This Episode:
- Use code NEXTRIGHTTHING to get $100 off your first month on Talkspace
- On Racism: Learning to Speak and to Listen
- The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
- One: Unity in a Divided World by Deidra Riggs
- Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
- What Lies Between Us by Dr. Lucretia Berry
- How to Save Things on Instagram
- Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing
- Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
I’m Emily and I’m glad you’re here!
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