This week, it’s been hard to navigate how to approach our content here at The Everygirl. Talking about shoes and summer clothes and even career advice suddenly feels not only inappropriate but also fully trivial in light of what’s happening in our country. While these are an escape from daily life—especially in times of crisis—and something we will always provide, we also can’t and won’t ignore the greater issues we’re facing in the United States.
Above all, one thing is unquestionably true: change is needed, and for it to happen, the first step is to be as informed as humanly possible. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves and to listen to the voices that are fighting to be heard—so we’ve rounded up articles from various publications that are a great place to start.
2. Fires Rage in Minneapolis; Trump Calls Protesters ‘THUGS,’ Suggests Looting Will Lead to ‘Shooting’
11. These Photos Capture the Stark Contrast in Police Response to the George Floyd Protests and the Anti-Lockdown Protests
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This video is a resource for anyone is on the fence about posting/wants to find more ways to be involved with #justiceforgeorgefloyd. i talk about the importance of using privilege, especially if you’re white or white passing thank you guys for sharing and leaning in, you guys are incredible!
15. Millions of Amy Coopers They could be your boss or your neighbor or your teacher, if disturbed on the wrong day.
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To show up you must come forward boldly with three things. KNOWLEDGE + (radical) EMPATHY + (radical) ACTION. • My heart is so heavy. The weariness I see in the eyes of my people is crushing me. Breath is short and sighs are long and optimistic hope is feeling fleeting. • I’m going to log off for a while but I wanted to leave this here for the thousands in my ear asking what actionable items they can take. • Here is a resource dump, the only thing I can cough up at this point — I haven’t the energy to engage much more at the moment but I hope you’ll make the choice to DO something. • In the words of Angela Davis “it is not enough to be not racist, you must actively be anti racist.” • I implore you to remember — the point of AntiRacism work isn’t to make white people feel they are “doing better” in their positions of privilege and power within this immoral system— it is for them to hold themselves and their white community accountable for addressing and attacking the very system that needs to be destroyed in order for black people to stay alive and to be well. • #RevolutionNow • Head to the link in my bio to find links to all of the resources featured in the sides. I updated my Racial Justice Research Doc to include recent murders. • Support the people you are learning from. Whether it be me or my hundreds of thousands of brothers/sisters/comrades who are on the front lines physically, emotionally or intellectually. • Cashapp: $rcargle PayPal: PayPal.me/rachelcargle Venmo: @rachelcargle My non profit that provides mental health care access for Black women and girls: @thelovelandfoundation My monthly online learning platform: @thegreatunlearn
17. Dear White Women: A letter reminding modern white women of their relationship with black women throughout history.
Where to Donate
Contributions support the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund is helping to pay bail for those who have shown up to demand justice for the murder of George Floyd.
Campaign Zero fights for deliberate action taken by policymakers at every level of government to end police violence. Donations will help support their advocacy.
A part of the National Lawyers Guild, the NPAP helps people in need of legal counsel access it. Donations go toward more law enforcement accountability.
Donations will go toward posting bail for those who were arrested while protesting in Chicago.
The Black Visions Collective is a black, trans, and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in the Twin Cities.
CUAPB takes on police brutality by providing assistance for families experiencing it, offering a 24-hour crisis hotline to report abuse, and sending out teams to offer immediate assistance.