BLM & Moving Forward

It has been a week of reflection, learning, and growth. The number of people who have come together in solidarity with the Black community has been incredible and I hope that this continues. While much of my growth and the information I have shared has come from the Black community this week, we mustn’t forget that growth continues beyond what we share on social media. The uncomfortable conversations we have with those close to us, our community, the movies and shows we watch, to the books we read. It has been a week full of conversations and I am thankful for each person who took the time to talk with me.
Moving forward I will continue this education. My home feed is filled with beautiful and inspiring Black creators and business owners that I was unaware of before last week. I will continue sharing accounts that inspire and resonate with me. I will be more conscious of the brands I am purchasing from and the brands I choose to work with. I will ensure that they support the Black community and all people of Colour. I will support more small businesses owned by BIPOC. 

I hope that after this week we will continue this movement, moving forward with eyes open and new priorities as we stand together in solidarity. Change is upon us. Black Lives Matter.

In order to continue this journey of learning, below are some different shows, documentaries and movies to watch as well as some books. I have already starting the below watching list with Little Fires Everywhere, 13th and Dear White People, and I will continue the rest of this list in the coming weeks.  While I am not an avid reader we have ordered The Skin We're In and How to be Antiracist, and I aim to read these this over the summer.

Dear White People
Little Fires Everywhere
Just Mercy
The Hate You Give
If Beale Street Could Talk
American Son
King in the Wilderness

The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Becoming by Michelle Obama

I will continue to post accounts that inspire me and support Black creators. Two creators that I have learned a lot from recently are @rachel.cargle and @taymocha.
Later this week I will be sharing some of my favourite Interior Designers and their beautiful spaces, as well as a delicious recipe from an incredible Baker - all accounts I was unaware of before last week. 

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