Today is one of those days where history is being made.
People everywhere are using their social platforms to make noise through silence.
Allowing the black community and culture to speak louder and be heard clearer.
I have always been an absolute supporter of all people and all cultures; it’s how I was raised and I am beyond thankful to have come from such positivity and open mindedness.
Transparency is of top priority to me and I am happy to share that while I have always been open and caring, I am learning a lot more through these hard times.
There are many terms that I could not define.
Many moments that I could not recall.
And worst of all – like many other people with privilege – many horrible acts of racism that I had never even heard about.
I am learning just how much of it has been covered up, not shared and not brought to the attention of all people.
I don’t really know where I am going with this as I do not have any answers or esoteric thoughts.
But I just want to make known how lucky I feel and how grateful I am to have what I have and to have been raised with such opportunities.
Opportunities that many of my beloved black and minority friends didn’t have.
I have made a strong effort through all of my adult life to minimize and really eliminate complaining of any kind.
Now more than ever I can say to myself and to anyone reading this, especially those with the aforementioned privilege, that complaining is never appropriate.
Yes, talk about your feelings with your close ones and take care of your mental health.
Vent to them if you need to.
But there is never a reason to complain, bitch or moan about what you don’t have or what didn’t go your way.
There are literally millions if not billions of people who face a harder life than you and I simply because of the color of their skin.
It is too disgusting for words so I’ll end here.
And always appreciate what you have.
Not everyone is so lucky.