We have had enough and our hearts are heavy. The racial injustices that the Black Community has endured is outrageous, and the sickening killings of so many innocent Black women and men are impossible to ignore. Admittedly we have not done enough in our lifetime. We will not pretend like we have, or that we know the best way forward in these monumental and historical moments in time. We have decided to take some form of action instead of simply sitting with sadness. We are making a commitment to not shy away from these uncomfortable discussions, and will devote as much time and energy as we can to learning and sharing information we receive. We are immersing ourselves in the incredible resources we’ve found, and it’s our tiny but mighty responsibility to share and amplify Black voices that have been overshadowed for too long. We recognize our duty to start actively using our platforms to implement longterm change and we are ready.
Now the question is, what are we DOING and what are we going to DO?
We know you most likely only follow our platforms for interior design and business inspiration, but like we said the other day — these things can wait. Precious Black lives cannot. Change is not easy, but we are going to do everything we can to make real change in our little corner of the world. Change starts with us. Change starts with you. Join us in taking a stand, amplifying Black voices, and make a change.
Note: We will continue adding to the below list as we discover more.
“Are your kids too young to talk about race?” – Resource roundup by Pretty Good Design
How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
“How To Make Sure You’re Donating Effectively” – via The Cut
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
For your kids:
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
My Hair Is A Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison