Yep! I’m doin it. Goin’ down THAT rabbit hole.
So soon into the creation of this midlife blog???
Yes. I want this to be a space of substance. To motivate to do good…be good…be better.
You see in my circles, we don’t talk about things like our privilege … or Religion, Politics……. RACISM. You know… things that don’t concern us.
We have the PRIVILEGE not to. But I want to.
Also…”now is not the time” and “don’t be a downer” and “that’s just not good manners”
I was raised a comfortable white girl. ( NOT “a poor black boy” … Steve Martin/the Jerk… circa 1970’s)
My parents were hard workers with only a whole lot of class left over after paying the bills. I was taught manners, and to be kind and considerate, too not offend.
I had this shirt made after George Floyd was murdered.
In an attempt to offer support for the BLM cause,
every time I put it on I’m worried about offending someone.
White people, black people, police officers….
You see… this white, blond, blue eyed woman of privilege … the one who has never had to worry about getting a job, being pulled over, or even just looking someone in the eye…. she doesn’t know how to help. Doesn’t know what to do or what to say or how to stand up for what is right,
but she’s done worrying and ready to try .
Some people who have experienced bad things in their lives , like cancer, or abuse, find their hearts heavy and being pulled to help make a change. I’ve had that heavy pull on my heart my whole life concerning Racism.
After watching the testimony of the trial yesterday https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/08/us/derek-chauvin-trial
I’ll be wearing my shirt today.
In my Midlife, I finally find the courage to speak about it and hopefully help and make a difference .
I’d like to share some of my experiences with you here in a series of posts. I hope with all my heart it helps others see a different perspective, and above all …I pray it doesn’t offend.
but if it does…
So be it.
It needs to be said.
#BLM #speakup #whiteprivilege #racismisreal #endhate #onerace #oneracehumanrace #makemidlifematter #socialjusticeforall