💌 Heading back to the whitest country I’ve lived in (where indigenous land is still burning). I’ve been thinking a lot about race and racism.
It is very difficult to understand an experience that isn’t yours. It seems as though people who are willfully ignorant are given more leeway than people who want to change. Coming from a standpoint of privilege, puts you in a place of having inherent blindness to racism. Of course you can see hate crimes as racist, or police brutality, blatant appropriation, or even just plain old stereotyping. But how do we stop the less obvious racism from happening It happens constantly and in all countries. I don’t just mean white on black racism, I mean all racism or “isms” and “phobias” in general. How can we all agree to have more empathy and RESPECT, not just sympathy for the “other” and their struggle Just shaming people for being ignorant is very ineffective and can be harmful. No, it’s not our job as people of color to educate ignorance. It is however something that needs to have a spotlight shown on it. If we constantly “don’t have time for that”, then how can we expect change out of anyone
There is no one virtuous way to deal with any situation, but if you have a platform- be smart. Encourage change and growth. Use your platform to propel the conversation forward. Allow people to ask about uncomfortable topics. Push yourself to have these uncomfortable conversations. Be open and vulnerable enough to guide people who don’t understand the problem, to TRUTH. Stand up for shit you believe in. And I don’t mean posting a photo from a climate change rally twice a year or adding #bernie to the end of a post. Repost and raise awareness for people who don’t have a following or even a voice that will ever be heard by the general public. Call people out who need to be educated.
When you have an audience (or even if you don’t) you do have a positive duty of care to deliver positive and truthful information. Don’t turn a blind eye. It’s your moral responsibility. The world isn’t a sweet nice place for everyone. Just a thought. 💌
TW: mention of unsafe abortion
This is Clara Bell Duvall. Her husband and five children (ages 6 months to 12 years) were living in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her parents due to limited financial resources when she learned she was pregnant again. Clara attempted a self-abortion with a knitting needle. Her doctor, knowing she was seriously ill and in severe pain, delayed sending her to a hospital for several weeks. The Catholic hospital where she died chose to list the cause of death as “pneumonia.” This took place in 1929. We will not go back.
Acknowledging black history means that you get revelation of how this country was built, has been maintained, will be dismantled, and get completely free. Everybody. Cuz you cannot hold somebody else down and not stay down, too. That not how any of this works. 🤷🏾♀️ #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #equality #equity #justice #freedom #liberation
“We invite you to walk gently with yourself as you acclimate to a higher dimensional reality. At first, embodying Sophia Christ consciousness may feel dissociating, confusing, disorienting, or even heartless; for it requires creating enough space within you to no longer react to the world outside of you. When enough space within you has been re-claimed from reacting to duality there is room for the higher vision of the Holy Spirit abiding within you to respond to your experience of life. Your Holy Spirit is the steadfast sovereign creator seeking to download radical divine solutions that far surpass the limitations of your world’s dualistic belief systems. Humanity’s paradigm of duality has created a monstrous magnitude of suffering and global crises due to the reactive behavior of victimhood. Believing that you can elicit solutions by focusing upon this suffering only shreds the sensitivity of your heart & overrides your self-confidence, crippling your ability to affect change. We assure you that healing these global crises requires the level-headed ingenuity of your Higher Self’s creativity pouring through you, in communion with other like-minded Lightworkers ...You are one of the innumerable Lightworkers from across this Universe incarnating on Earth at this time to birth a spiritual revolution of Sophia Christ consciousness, including the return of the Divine Feminine Christ which activates the sovereignty of humanity. This spiritual revolution does not require that you fight against anyone or anything. This is a revolution of your own divinity commanding miracles to dissolve all obstacles that are in your way. Resourcing your divinity to immaculately birth a new world paradigm is the most revolutionary act that you can commit.” ~ The Sophia Code by Kaia Ra
The past decade elevated more artists of color to prominence than ever before, but major institutions have yet to show for it. Throughout the 2010s, only 3.3% of new artworks acquired by U.S. museums were by black women. Representation isn’t just a matter of doing the “right thing” or attaining some magical quota — it’s about telling a more accurate, inclusive and robust story of our culture and our history.
From visual arts to architecture, fashion design to photography, here are 100 black women currently making waves in the art and design. Go out and support their work! This week I’m donating $5 to @badguild — an organization championing black creatives and striving for inclusivity in artistic industries.
This is the second in a four part series I’m creating for Black History Month highlighting 100 living black women that are deserve more recognition in their respective fields.
GLOBAL WOMEN’S FORUM IN DUBAI
Spectacular speech by SAIDA MIRZIYAYEVA @saida_mirziyoyeva - a member of the commission on gender equality in Uzbekistan at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai.
Her Excellency Saida Mirziyoyeva is also the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Fund for Support and Development of National Mass Media in Uzbekistan. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Uzbek women are capable of contributing to the world progress, and our task is to create the ground for this. The most difficult thing on this way is to convince women that they deserve the best. We have a long and hard way to go, but it’s worth it. As when we empower women, we empower the nation, we empower the humanity!” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Всемирный женский форум стартовал в Дубае 16 февраля. В первый день форума выступила член Комиссии по обеспечению гендерного равенства в Узбекистане Саида Мирзиёева @saida_mirziyoyeva
По словам Саиды Мирзиёевой, женщины Узбекистана способны сделать вклад в мировой прогресс, но самая сложная задача – это убедить самих женщин в том, что они достойны лучшего. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Мы находимся здесь для того, чтобы учиться друг у друга, придавать силы друг другу и вдохновлять, учиться усиливать роль женщин в наших обществах для того, чтобы они могли сделать свой вклад в развитие человеческой цивилизации. Я верю, что узбекским женщинам есть, что сказать миру, они смогут сделать свой весомый вклад в экономическое и культурное развитие человеческой расы”
Превосходное выступление! Было приятно слушать, одновременно гордиться и верить. Берите пример дорогие наши женщины, девушки... ——————————————————————————
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