Black Lives Matter

It's not an easy topic to talk about.

As a black woman, I am in pain, I am outraged, I am hurt.

I am hurt that my people continuously need to endure oppression and suffering, that they fear for their lives whenever they leave their homes. I know it's hard for a lot of people to understand what this feels like because they have never and never will go through it.

Sometimes I feel helpless, I feel hopeless, misunderstood, unsupported by the people who surround me. And I ask myself, my friend, do you not want me and the people who look like me to have a fair chance at life, be given the same opportunity as you, let alone, the same chance at freedom?

It is hard to put how I feel into words and my heart aches from writing this.

My blackness is not a trend.

Some will share a few images of support while the topic is "hot", but will cease to continue having these important conversations when the heat has lowered. You will keep enjoying our black creations, art, entertainment and media, consuming our culture without ever having to fear for your life because of the colour of your skin, without suffering the oppression. .

But my people and I will still be black.

It also is responsibility as a human being, to help bring down this institutionalized racism. The image below redirects to support initiatives for black people. Please take a moment of your time to bring some change, by speaking up and letting your voice be heard. Please keep educating yourselves so that you be a better ally not just for today, not just for tomorrow, but for a long-term strategy. 

Click on the button below to see the educational resources available.

Thank you

x Juicy