#DoTheWork Challenge Day 3 – before we can be anti-racist, we need to see what white privilege has wrought on our BIPOC brothers and sisters.
I cannot stress enough how much I value this challenge full of curated content by Rachel Cargle. Danielle and I are doing this and I sincerely hope that you will join in!
When we say that Black Lives Matter, we need to understand that “matter” is the minimum. We need to do the work to clean up centuries of oppression, and some of that is uncomfortable- like watching a video of a lynching, or seeing the destroyed face of Emmett Till, or hearing people declare that segregation is “right”, or seeing that the prison industrial complex is an economic advantage to white supremacy by using BIPOC as slave labour, even in countries where slavery is illegal.
I will include a link below to Ms. Cargle’s page, and I hope you join us in unlearning white supremacy.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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