black lives matter

lets get social

social accounts to follow (diversify your feed, learn & grow)


 

@novareidoffical - activist, TED speaker. anti racism. writer.

@munroebergdorf - founder, UK changemaker, patron LGBTQ+ editor

@chrissyford - brand consultant/mental health advocate (watch her IGTV “It’s not enough to just say “I’m not racist”)

@nicoleocran - fashion blogger and influencer marketing (check out her BLM highlight, especially the part on emotional labour)

@rachel.cargle - public academic, writer, lecturer. her linktree is full of amazing resources.

@laylafsaad - NYT & sunday times bestselling author of #MeAndWhiteSupremacy

@thegriefcase - lots of wonderful support

@theconsciouskid - a good one for parents - lots of support and ideas on how to talk about race with children of ALL ages.

@mireillecharper - amazing, beautifully designed resources (especially on education and allyship!)

@galdemzine- award winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non binary people of colour

@privtoprog - official IG for the #ShowUp movement

@blklivesmatter - official IG for the #BlackLivesMatter global network. BLM is a call to action & response to anti-Black racism.

 

 

read all about it

here you'll find links to some books, articles and resources to read (check with an adult to see if they think the content is right for you - there are LOTS of options for all ages!))


 

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup!

- Teaching your child about Black history

- A list of diverse children's books

- Here’s another link with a LOAD of awesome children's books. Click HERE. 

- Curly Kyla by Sophie Mayers

- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - Each winter (either January or February), the Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

- Nova Reid - if you have the financial ability to take one of her anti-racism courses they are incredibly comprehensive, she also offers a remarkable amount of free resources.

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Some more that are a bit more grown up.

- Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. Reni has made it clear she’d prefer you to buy from an independent bookstore, or borrow the book and donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund)

- Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla F. Saad.

- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. 

- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

- Race Matters by Cornel West

- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

 

some actions you can take from home


How to donate if you’re broke

 

100% of Zoe Amira video’s ad venue will be donated to organisations in support of BLM

What to do if you can’t protest on the streets for Black Lives Matter.

A template to write to the head teacher about talking about racism at school.

 

it’s currently written as if it’s coming from a parent or guardian, so feel free to update the wording so it comes from you, or get an adult to send it - or BOTH!

UK based organisations to engage with and support