Hi friends. I know this week was heavy. But honestly, they should all feel this heavy, this uncomfortable, and this dire until things are different. I have spent the better part of the last week listening, learning, and trying to be proactive. Going through my kids books and buying them more diverse books and toys. Talking to my husband about things we can do to teach our kids more and ourselves, Having uncomfortable conversations with friends and family. Honestly, I have just been trying to learn. I know I have a ways to go. Even if my entire life I have considered myself and ally, and not a racist I am FAR from perfect. I am trying my hardest, and I am open to learning and listening.
This weekend reading post is ONLY going to consist of posts and articles I have found helpful, or ones that have given me businesses I want to support more.
10 black owned skincare brands you NEED to know about
33 books featuring black heroes and characters every child should own
Why you need to stop saying all lives matter
This video from Trevor Noah really really really needs to be watched
30 things to read and do to further your anti-racist learning
Where to donate to support the black lives matter movement
My friend Rachel, who is a librarian at an elementary school made an amazing list of books with diverse characters
A resource guide for anti-racism and being an ally
How to talk to your kids about race
What you need to know about Breonna Taylors death
Diverse kids toys that make great gifts
20 books to read about white privilege
Please comment below with more resources that we can all share and look at!