As a woman of color, I have a responsibility to my community to show up.
As a writer, I have a responsibility to my art.
As someone building a platform, I have a responsibility to lift up and amplify voices that are not my own.
I provide these recommendations as a way for you to come to terms with how you approach Black Lives Matter. These are given to you without affiliate links.
If you want a list of the ways you can help support BLM, go here.
- American Lynching by Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
- City Kids, City Teachers by William Ayers and Patricia Ford
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis
- From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Articles and Other Helpful Links
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
- Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Nap Ministry
- The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America
- Self-Care for POC
- When White Women Cry: How White Women’s Tears Oppress Women of Color