First, if you're a Black mom - I'm so glad you're here. Before anything else, here are two self-care resources for you:
The rest of this post is for my fellow non-Black moms.
Maybe like me, you've been grappling with what to do, say and feel in light of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and countless others.
To be honest, for several days, I froze.
If you've followed me for any length of time, you've probably seen how much I love getting outside for exercise.
To know that Ahmaud Arbery was followed and killed for doing the same thing stopped me in my tracks. How could I proceed with business as usual knowing that the simple pleasures I recommend to my audience are not so simple for Black folks?
It's embarrassing to admit that this has always been the case, yet I haven't taken care to consider race and racism as I talk about what I do.
If you, too, are feeling embarrassed, frozen, or overwhelmed, I want to encourage you.
Here are 3 ways being a mom make you uniquely equipped to participate in the fight for Black lives:
"How?" you may ask.
Great question! Click here to find out how to zap overwhelm and take steps toward what matters most.
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