…on 06.19.2020, because me and my wishy-washy ways.
I couldn’t decide which of the prompts to write about this time around. It was between Something someone said recently that made you think and Write about a show you recently binge watched. And truth is, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s being said by other people lately. I’ve also binge watched a lot of tv lately, and at the time I’m typing out this sentence, I’m still trying to decide which show, of all the shows that I’ve binge watched lately, that I want to write about. If I choose to write about that. Ultimately, I think I’m going with the former, even though what has me thinking here lately is heavy stuff that makes my heart hurt so much for POC. Even though I still don’t have my words and thoughts cohesive enough to form a real post of my own, I do want to share a couple of things to really think about.
- There are still a lot of angry and misinformed people out there who really get set off by the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. A dear friend recently shared this graphic on Facebook, and I feel it does a pretty good job of explaining things to those still struggling to understand what it means, and why it’s so important:
- This post, “If You Can’t Say It”, was written by a friend of mine who is a white mother of a black son. She has very thoughtfully explained why all lives can’t matter until black lives matter (her hospital metaphor in particular), and if you have questions, she is willing to talk to you and answer them. I know that sometimes perspective is everything, and her post presents a different perspective from others that I’ve seen, and probably others that you’ve seen as well. It’s certainly worth a read even if you’re NOT on the fence about the BLM movement. She’s also included a very informative video at the end that you really, really should watch all the way through.
What’s been on your mind this week? What has someone said that made YOU think?
Be sure to head over to Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop to see what everyone else is writing about this week, and maybe link up to the workshop with a post of your own.