I just wanted to share these quotes today because I felt that we could all use a reminder about the importance of equality. It truly terrifies me to see that people can be murdered for existing and that black people are still being treated like this in the 21st century. George Floyd is one of the large number of black people that have been victims of police brutality and when I saw that video I was disgusted and terrified- I still haven’t been able to fully watch it because I can feel a panic attack coming on just thinking about it. All these victims had families, friends and lives and to think all this was taken away from them just because of the colour of their skin is just so disturbing. I hope someday we can stop seeing the differences between one another and stop seeing POC as POC but rather just as people. We are all living beings and no one should have to live with constant fear, no one should have to fear leaving their house because of their skin colour, no one should lose their child to police brutality. I know it’s going to take a long time for things to change but I hope that even if it takes a while there is finally justice and true equality. I rarely talk about political issues on here but this is something I needed to say. Admittedly my platform is quite small but it’s still a platform and I want to use to it speak out against any form of discrimination.
If you are wondering how to be an ally here is a great article on how you can help. If you are attempting to educate yourself on the matter check out this article. If you’re struggling with anxiety or other mental health problems caused by this situation or racism in general and need someone to talk to please feel free to reach out via email or social media.