Our churches are burning. We are being murdered in mass. We are forced to bury our sons. The names of our sisters are going unspoken, forgotten. Black culture is appropriated. Black bodies are demonized and destructed. The confederate flag is seen as heritage over hate. This country was built on our backs, a system always designed to keep us out. We face police brutality, school push outs, gentrification, mass incarceration and death. And yet, we must survive. Our lives matter and sometimes in the midst of it all, in the world telling us otherwise over and over and over, it's hard to remember that. Absorbed in the movement, the anger, the fear, the sadness and the overwhelming sense of something so heavy that it cannot be named, it can be hard to remember that we must take care of our minds and our bodies
We must be the first to treat ourselves and our fellow black folks like gold. We must nurture our #BlackMagic
Don't get me wrong, this is not easy and this list might not make it any easier, but nonetheless here are a few things that could be of use
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1. Everything Is Awful and I'm Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up by Eponis @ Tumblr. Everyone read this, share this, save this, please. Hang it on your wall and look at it when things are just too tough
7. And last but certainly, certainly not least — a reminder from the woman who says it best, Audre Lorde