For my Black moms - I'm so thankful you're here.
Before anything else, here are two self-care resources for you:
For my fellow non-Black moms: thanks for the feedback!
"I’ve needed this all week without knowing it."
"I had planned to not engage in anything 'hard' outside of just caring for a 3 year old and a newborn without the usual help of friends and family. This past week shocked me out of that privilege bubble."
"I appreciate as always you hitting the target - it always feels like you're talking to me specifically."
(Psst...If you missed what they're talking about, read
3 ways moms make great allies HERE.)
Last week I promised I'd be back to show you how to zap overwhelm and take steps toward what matters most.
This phrase kept coming to me as my mind raced last week, feeling frantic about what my response would be to anti-Black racism.
"Pray as you can, not as you can't"
It means to pray however is realistic for you at the moment, not in some super-holy, totally undistracted, hours-on-your-knees way if you can't do that.
And I think it applies here, wherever you are in your journey to antiracism.
Do what you CAN -
Yes, I would like to unearth all the ways I'm complicit in White supremacy, become the best ally, fearlessly call my representatives, and embrace my role as an Asian-American in the fight for justice - but realistically? That's incredibly overwhelming and can only be learned over time.
Do what you can.
Just one thing.
Then the next.
Then the next.
And slowly become the change you want to see.
Wondering what your next one thing is?
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