Self Care and White Terrorism

Hi Friends,
The March for Racial Justice was really meaningful and I’m so glad I was able to go with a few others.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I’m feeling very emotionally drained, very tired. So many things have been happening in the last week/month/etc and it can get overwhelming. In light of that, I want to remind everyone about self-care and that it is required that you take breaks away from the news and social media, to reconnect with your values and your loved ones, and then to come back ready to work again.
Back in January, I received an email from a woman running an email list called Action Now. She hasn’t written much in a while, but what she did share was so helpful at the time. I’m sharing it with you because I’ve been revisiting it lately, trying to re-ground myself in what is most important (especially since everything feels important right now!). Here are some excerpts:
Think about all of the things swirling around you, all the opportunities you have to do things and act on your values and choose these three things:
One thing to be a leader on
One thing to be a follower on
One thing to make a habit of
If you have the energy, here’s an important and clarifying article by Shaun King about the role whiteness is playing in the treatment of the Las Vegas terrorist.
Hang in there! We’re all in this together.

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