social accounts to follow (diversify your feed, learn & grow)
black lives matter
lets get social
@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!))
- Here’s another link with a LOAD of awesome children's books. Click HERE.
- 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.
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)
some actions you can take from home
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!