These are the show notes from my podcast Be the Healing Drop in Your Community. This post is really just a list of the resources I mentioned there. Be sure to catch my whole message by listening to the entire episode. I want you to stop and listen!
I paused my planned episode for the month of June because I wanted to make space to elevate black voices while taking time to really slow down and listen. To learn. I feel so unequipped to speak about something so radically important. Like I said, I want to address it publicly bc I want anyone who listens to this or knows me to know that I stand firmly with this movement. I am an ally. And however imperfect I may be… I am willing to learn.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK WOMEN MATTER
BLACK MOTHERS MATTER
BLACK BABIES MATTER
BLACK CHILDREN MATTER
BLACK FAMILIES MATTER
While you are making space to listen, don’t think that your voice doesn’t count. Even if you’re the only one with the message in your community, you can make a difference.
As a “mom-e-o-path”, I know that one drop of a remedy in a glass of water can be intensely healing. Be the drop!
As mothers we must allow the generational pain of our black sisters to come crashing down on us. The anger that they have systematically been forced to suppress for years needs to be heard. We must embolden ourselves to allow the gates to open, so they can speak and we must be willing to listen with open hearts. It’s their turn.
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BLACK FEMALE VOICES:
The Hillbilly African @thehillbillyafrican
Birthcare Midwives & Women’s Health (They delivered my baby!)
RESOURCES FOR YOUR PERSONAL GROWTH:
Baratunde Thurston: How to Deconstruct Racism one Headline at Time
Resmaa Menakem: My Grandmother’s Hands RESMAA ROCKS
Ibram X. Kendi:
- “How To Be an Antiracist”
- “Stamped From the Beginning
- The Difference Between Being “Not Racist” and Antiracist
Brittney Cooper : “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower”
Robin DiAngelo: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism”
FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY PARENTS
@JanetLansbury with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
BLACK LIVES MATTER
***Writing this podcast was an opportunity for me to open up a dialogue with my friend from college on how we white women can do better. She helped me gather my thoughts coherently in this emotional podcast. Thank you, Star, for your time, patience, and your mind.
Keep the conversation going strong, sisters. Neutrality is not enough.