I paused my social channels last week.
My pause was intentional. It was in solidarity and support, to provide space for marginalized voices to be front and centre.
A critical part of the Black Lives Matter movement is around taking accountability, learning, and finding ways to move forward with equity and consciousness at the forefront.
So from that standpoint, I recognize that I am late to the work that needs to be done, but it is never too late to acknowledge any unknowing harm caused and begin the work towards a more proactive, conscious future.
Things need to change.
I am committed to genuine change and much needed reparation.
As part of my commitment to anti-racism I will:
– Continue to listen and learn daily and change accordingly.
– Make space on all my platforms to uplift and support marginalized voices, with specific attention to my industry.
– Commit to practicing anti-racism as part of my own and my team’s values and integrate this into all we say and do.
– And there is likely more which will evolve as I listen and learn. I will share as we continue this learning and growth.
This is a commitment I am making.
We cannot continue the way we were before.
This commitment is neither momentary or fleeting but rather a commitment to a human way of living.