It’s been really hard lately. I know in one of my last posts I talked about how excited I am for my future but the country that I live in just has to keep sucking. I couldn’t write a single blog post until I wrote this. I can’t think about anything else.

It’s been really hard to be excited about anything with what has been going on lately. It is so freaking heartbreaking and infuriating that Black people in the US are still having to deal with racism. It literally hurts my chest. It makes me cry. It makes me want to do something.

But what can I do?? I don’t even know what to say or how to say it. I grew up in a racist environment. I grew up hearing racist things my whole life. I’m having to unlearn all of those things. I’m learning so much as well. Racism just goes so deep into our country. All the way to the top. It’s mind blowing how blind I’ve been to it. It’s infuriating how well the leaders in this country have been able to hide it in our history books. It’s unbelievable how much the Black community has had to put up with in this country. It makes me sick to my stomach.

I don’t know where to start but I want to be a part of the change. I have signed petitions, I have donated to causes that help the Black Lives Matter movement, I post things on my Instagram. I just want to speak up and do my part. I want to use my white privilege to give a voice to speak out in this injustice. I want things to change because seeing these people dying and being bullied and put down just because of the color of their skin is the most horrendous thing I have ever seen in my life and it has to stop.

If you can, please help. Please donate, talk to the people in your life who need to hear that Black lives do matter. Protest, sign petitions, stand up for your brother and sisters of color. We are all people. We need to remember that.

Here are some links to organizations that you can donate to:

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Justice For Breonna Taylor

Black Lives Matter Global Network

Black Voters Matter Fund

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

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