Reflections On Amplifying Black Voices

Updated: Nov 7, 2020

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Last week I answered the call to mute myself on social media and use my platform to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). This piece may feel different from some of my other writing, I feel like a new layer of “seeing” has been peeled back for me and my eyes have been opened to a lot in the last week. I’m still processing and I usually don’t publish about something until it’s fully digested and integrated into my life. I do that in an effort to share what I know and hope that I can be a solid stepping stone for others along the way. I feel like in this writing I’m simply sharing my observations with you, I’m lending you my perspective not as truth but as another lens for you to see the world through. I’m still chewing, I’m connecting dots that bring us deeper than racism to the roots of patriarchy and white supremacy.

I was careful to observe what came up for me this last week; I observed