Boundaries. Where can I get me some of these boundaries?
I certainly don’t (or didn’t – read on for more about that) have strong enough ones, and let me tell you, that out of all the suspicious smelling missiles that 2020 has chucked at me, I can firmly say that a mental health crisis to top the year off was probably one of my least favourite. And it’s more than likely my fault. But that’s OK. My fault means that I can own it, and I can actually do something about it.
'The burden of the brutalised is not to educate the bystander' (Jesse Williams)
Which is why I’m telling you about what I’m doing to be a better ally. The resources I’ve found, and a call to action, if you will. I implore you to do the same. Read, learn, educate yourself, make proactive choices, question your own internal belief system, call out behaviour that is racist, have those awkward conversations.