My loves. I’m reiterating my thoughts from yesterday’s post and encouraging everyone to have hard conversations. We (white people who believe in equality, myself included) need to toughen up! We need to initiate difficult conversations with our friends and family and coworkers surrounding issues of white supremacy in this country and the world. We need to be ok with being called out if we have said or done something wrong and not run away, but listen and say we will do better next time! Our silence kills. Our silence is complicit. Our silence... is it really any less harmful than the actions of Unite The Right and these Proud Boys or whatever they call themselves in Oakland last night? If they do it, and we stay silent about it - are we any better? Please join me in toughening the f up in the name of Love. If you find that you don’t have enough information to have effective conversations about racism and white supremacy, then please start reading. If you tried talking to a friend or family member about racism and it went horribly, please try again. Many of them won’t go well. I’m floundering my way through this too. I’m fucking up and getting up and trying again and I know you can do it too. If you believe in humanity, YOU ARE NEEDED. Thank you to all who have been doing the work the past 20 years while I have been oblivious, who have educated me over the past three years, who continue to challenge me, who join me in learning and who are going to start doing anti-racism work tomorrow. And a special thank you to @wildmysticwoman who has held space for me to shine a light on my own racism, my own silence and denial and the ways in which I personally uphold white supremacy.