Out of the concern for my mental health, I took a break from social media to reflect on what's happening and try to understand the perspective of so many who are suffering and have suffered at the hands of racism in the U.S. I recognized I couldn't make clear decisions or be of help to anyone at that moment, so I took the weekend to think. And now that it's Monday, and I'm ready to do what I can. Where to start, though?
You might be feeling similarly right now. You want to put yourself, your resources, your energy out there, but you don't even know where to start, or maybe feel like you don't have enough power to make a difference. Well, the good news is, anyone can make an impact. Even if it's in the smallest of ways. To help, I've taken some inspiration from wise words I've read on social media; from my own co-workers, friends, and family; and from all the difficult yet thoughtful conversations we've been having with each other during the past couple of days, and made a list of ways to take action—from the smallest (but by no means unimportant) to the biggest. Take a look below.
We'd love to keep this important dialogue going with you, THE/THIRTY community. Please reach out to us if you think there is something else we should add to this list or if you just need someone to talk to. We're here for you. Our DMs are always open on Instagram.