Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism Resources

Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism Resources

Black Lives Matter.

This phrase shouldn’t be controversial or even political, yet it is. Honestly, Black lives more than matter, they are valued, precious, worthy, beautiful and important.

It is beyond time for systemic racism to be dismantled. To truly help the Black community, we, White people, need to listen to what Black people are saying, understand their pain, suffering and frustration, acknowledge our white privilege, then we need to do the work.

Please don’t expect Black people to guide us and hold our hands through this; they are exhausted and are dealing with so much. It is up to each one of us to take accountability and do the work in order to stand with our Black brothers and sisters in unity, and more importantly, equality.

Below are some links that I have found very helpful in learning to become anti-racist, supporting Black businesses and amplifying Black voices:

  • Some great instagram accounts to follow and amplify if you want to listen, learn & act to become anti-racist:
    @rachel.cargle
    @michaelericdyson
    @ibramxk
    @ohhappydani
    @theconsciouskid
    @laylafsaad

    Please do not message any of those accounts looking for guidance. They are not here to hold our hands. It is our responsibility to be accountable and do the work on anti-racism ourselves. Buy their books, purchase their art. There are many resources available for you to do the work.

I am trying to be better. I will make mistakes. I will say the wrong things. But, I am learning. If I do or say something wrong, please let me know. I do not want to continue to be a part of the problem. I want to be a part of the solution. I hope you will join me.

For every purchase of our Strong As Hell Illustration Printable Art Download (shown below), we donate $2.50 to Black Lives Matter. Donations are made through our partner software, Pledgeling, and are then passed on to Black Lives Matter.

Additionally, $1.00 will be donated to One Tree Planted.

 Cheers!

Debbie at The Spotted Olive signature