I am not a political person and I don’t much care for religious beliefs either: my philosophy has always been live and let live. It’s hard for me, though, to just stand by and not do anything about what we are going through in this pivotal moment in history.
As hard as it is for me to express in words how I feel about the state of this country right now, I am expressing my feelings through journaling. We need to remember what it’s like to be human, to be kind, to be humble, to be loving, to be accepting of EVERYONE!
I came to this country 20 years ago thinking this was the promised land where caste and creed didn’t matter, women were treated fairly, and there was freedom of choice.
I was ignorant…or maybe too naive. But I accepted everything that I felt was wrong as part of the cultural fabric of this nation…not my problem to solve, right? Wrong.
As protests rage around the country, fighting for equality and justice for ALL, I’m taking a stand by monetarily supporting Black Lives Matter and ACLU of Northern California. And I am supporting the works of: Art by Jekein, M Koby Art, Coco Michele, Pretty Strange Design, Oh Happy Dani, Shema Love, Monica Ahanonu, Nikkolas Design and Lauren Pierce to stay connected, keep learning and never forget that complacency is our enemy and kindness changes everything.
Each one of us is responsible for forging the way for a more humane and just society. We need to speak up individually and collectively; we need to be compassionate, empathetic and committed; we need to do our part in ending racism across the board.
It will take all of us working together to make these changes. The conversations won’t be easy or comfortable, but they are critical. I urge you all to reflect honestly, discuss openly and become part of the solution actively.
Don’t be a bystander. Change the cultural fabric of the place you’re living in. Lead by example. We can do better. We can be better.
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