We Need Healing
Updated: Jun 8, 2020
There are so many things I've started to write over the past week and all of my attempts have fallen flat. I don't have words for what is going on in our country right now. I see so many people suffering, so much pain. I've asked how, in the 21st century, are we still facing racism? How is this still going on? And the answer? Because we have allowed it to go on. We've avoided the uncomfortable conversations. We've told ourselves that there are just a few isolated events, it's not that big of a problem. But it IS that big of a problem. Systemic racism is a big problem and we cannot avoid the uncomfortable conversations any more. We have to take a stand, together, and say enough is enough. We have to use our voices, in whatever capacity we can. That may be protesting, calling our elected officials, donating, speaking out on social media, or checking on our friends and colleagues. We have to be the change and the change has to happen now.