I wanted to take a break from posting these past couple of weeks to support the movements happening right now. Like many, most of what I have been reading lately has been around educating myself further on the Black Lives Matter Movement, systemic discrimination, white privilege and bias. I wanted to share resources and posts that I have found helpful. I would love if you would share with me any you have been reading.
This free bias test by Harvard University is a must do. I have already done the race (Black – White) test and the weight (fat – thin) bias tests. This is such a great way to realize that even if you don’t think you carry biases, years of life experiences in a society that discriminates undoubtedly leaves you with subconscious biases. It’s important to realize we still have work to do.
This great resource that breaks down how to be a Non-Optical Ally
This fantastic diagram (featured above) by Andrew M. Ibrahim
People to follow on Instagram. Some I have been following for a long time, others I am new to: Dr. Ibran X. Kendi, Rachel Cargle, Ohhappydani, doctor.darien, findingpaola, laurascottandco, shirlywhirlmd, ceceolisa, jesseasparks, kimb_ra, iamtabithabrown, Alyssa Gray-Tyghter
This link to a google doc “Justice in June” which has suggested educational resources and a schedule if you can devote 10 minutes, 25 minutes or 45 minutes per day towards educating yourself.
What resources have you found eye-opening? What have you been doing to educate yourself on these issues? What BIPOC individuals are you loving following on social media?
*Header photo via gingiber (Stacie Bloomfield for Gingiber)*