Today, Beloved Soulkin, consider one anti-racist thing you can do. Don’t post about it on social media. Don’t look for congratulations. Take on comments that minimize racism. Start reading a book on anti-racism. Share resources. Amplify black and brown voices. Support black-owned businesses. Listen, listen, listen. Move something within your own soul.
Today would have been Breonna Taylor’s birthday. Demand justice.
Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly–in Beauty!
“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” —John Steinbeck
“The poet or the revolutionary is there to articulate the necessity, but until the people themselves apprehend it, nothing can happen … Perhaps it can’t be done without the poet, but it certainly can’t be done without the people. The poet and the people get on generally very badly, and yet they need each other. The poet knows it sooner than the people do. The people usually know it after the poet is dead; but that’s all right. The point is to get your work done, and your work is to change the world.” ―James Baldwin
“I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” —Walt Whitman
“We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own—indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process.” —Prof. Wangari Maathai
“You cannot save people. You can only love them.” —Anais Nin
“One of our people in the Native community said the difference between white people and Indians is that Indian people know they are oppressed but don’t feel powerless. White people don’t feel oppressed, but feel powerless. Deconstruct that disempowerment. Part of the mythology that they’ve been teaching you is that you have no power. Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.”
—Winona LaDuke (Honor the Earth)