black_and_red_ink

Canada

community ambassador alumni

Some great pieces to check out:

"questions you may have about BLM" by sunny.v: shorturl.at/hzART

"resources to support the BLM movement" by the contrarian shorturl.at/gFGZ3

Message from Writer

Some more important pieces to check out

"police bruatlity in India" by outoftheblue shorturl.at/iCHMX

actions, not words

June 5, 2020

i never believed in being a "voice for the voiceless"
because it's better to shut up and listen
and only speak in actions, not in words

i want to serve and obey
the ones who lead the way 
the ones who are risking their lives
for our rights 

instead of speaking over them
i want to make myself useful 
even in times where i feel hopeless
and offer them my unconditional support


 
I was a bit reluctant to respond to this prompt as I've always believed in the "actions, not words" approach to activism. But then I realized that's a pretty good idea to express in verse. I believe we should give our complete uncritical, unflinching support to BLM. 

A great resource to support BLM with actions, not words: 

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

I also found this article on the subject by Obama to be really interesting, so I'm linking it here:
https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067

 

Print

See History
  • June 5, 2020 - 5:22pm (Now Viewing)

Login or Signup to provide a comment.

6 Comments
  • Deleted User

    Replying: oh no! I need to continue the story then


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Replying: maybe I should continue the story?


    5 months ago
  • pineapples

    replying:
    oh it's great that you put your preferred pronouns in your bio! good job! that can really be a Step.
    despite the fact that I know this is a safe place, you're right, it's real scary to put that out there sometimes.


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Replying: thanks!


    5 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    Replying: Thank you for your comment! Really brightened up my day :)

    Btw your writing is super compelling :)


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    thank you so so much for your words and thank you for speaking out!!


    6 months ago