May 2020 Racial Injustice - Equal Justice Initiative
05/31/2020 Silence is deafening. My silence is deafening. White silence is deafening.
I try to stay out of political arguments and focus on my jewelry. But, I want all y’all to realize that this simply is not a political argument. It is about oppression and struggle and real human lives. I have been at a loss for words over the atrocities being brought to light. But, we do not have time to be at a loss for words. No more, no longer.
So, I want to use my platform to say to all my BIPOC followers and say I see you, I hear you, I value you. I will never understand what it is like to be you, but I will listen to you, I will stand with you, and I will be your ally.
With that, I felt in my heart that awareness is great, but action? Now, that is powerful. This is why I have decided to donate a portion of every sale to Equal Justice Initiative. “The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
If you do not know where to start, please reach out to me! I have a plethora of books, podcasts, and resources to help us educate each other. We ought to do better, for silence is deafening.
With a sorrow-filled, but action-charged heart,