Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter

My own unrealized prejudice and privilege.

Organization of thoughts.

Chaos within.

Railing against the inequities in the world and realizing my own contributions to it.

Can I be part of the change?

Black Lives Matter

Love is Love

Equity, not just Equality is what we need…what many of us want to see in the world.

I’ve gone down the deep, dark hole of overwhelm; I’m returning.

Why do people not understand the time is long past for Black Indigenous People of Color {BIPOC}, and particularly those in the  LGBTQA+ {Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Allies Plus} communities, to have equity?

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Written for 100 Word Wednesday: Week 155

And why I think this Fredrick Douglass speech on the ideas of 4th of July has changed the way I feel about this holiday celebrating a declaration of freedom for the colonies of North America wasn’t for all, but only a few select white males of a certain heritage and with the money to back it up, on the backs of the poor, women, children, and BIPOC.

A portion of his speech is read here by the fabulous James Earl Jones:

 

Updated to reflect on why my writing has been delayed to being posted:

I responded to this post from my homeschool mentor, Julie Bogart, on Instagram: ‘Oh my gosh – SO true! Rumination Overexplanation for sure – I’ve just drug myself out of the pit of self-doubt and helplessness in making changes for more equity in this unequitable world….and I’m realizing the change I need to make is within, one step at a time, but with forward progress 🖤’

Back to the Weekly Reminders:

When I use my own images for our prompts, I post them on Instagram where we follow each other!

Are you on Instagram? If you aren’t, you should! We’d love to follow you there!! If you are, reach out to us so we know who you are!! Let’s build our writing community both here and across platforms!

Let’s get social 🖤

How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

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