I wrote this article in February, but I would critique this piece by arguing that there are some talking points I missed (even though there are some that aged very well considering the climate we are in). I encourage everyone to revisit this conversation. I went back to read this because I wanted to dissect the relationship between what I said and the murder of #GeorgeFloyd
and how it’s impacting many Black men around me. I never wanted to be an #activist
, but the negligence of policing and our criminal justice system and the disregard of another human Black life makes me feel responsible for continuing to amplify the violence, execution and death that still occurs for simply existing.
I beg y’all to protect yourselves, take care of yourselves and seek support as needed. Today feels heavy. If you’d like to read this piece, the link will be in my bio; however, I would argue that it needs some updating. .
#mentalhealth #blacklivesmatter #ahmaudarbery #georgefloyd #blavityopinion #blavity #unmasking #advocacy #conversationstarter #mentalhealthmatters #blackmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthcrisis #wellness