Listening, Learning But Not Silent

I put off starting an Instagram account for the longest time.  When I finally did I was thrilled because it is so fun and lighthearted. It gives me the opportunity to meet some incredible, creative and diverse groups of supportive people. Over the last few weeks Instagram was sadly not a fun escape. The video of George Floyd’s murder as well as the horrific murders of so many black lives was and still is devastating. 

Many used their voices and social media platforms to show support for black lives. People were sharing, reading, posting, reflecting, listening and donating. Some struggled and were not sure what to say or what to do while others had tough conversations with friends and families about racism, prejudice, injustice and discrimination against black Americans.

We all are not perfect and sometimes we may fail to be the perfect ally to black communities or people of color but we can’t let our fear of failure stop us from continuing this lifelong commitment to dismantle systematic racism.  As a South African Indian who grew up and lived through Apartheid, I am determined to never allow myself to forget, to speak up, show up and continue the work to do better and be a better human. 

I have learned so much over the last few weeks and will continue to do. I am appreciative of my Blogger / Instagram family for educating me and keeping me informed on not only the fun stuff but also serious life changing things too. Thank you. I leave you with these powerful poems and quotes. ❤️❤️❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼  

15 thoughts on “Listening, Learning But Not Silent

  1. Shauna says:

    Same girl, SAME. I have learned so much in just 7 days, it’s amazing when I think about it. Keep fighting that good fight. We are all in this together. I know we’ll continue to change the world if we spread the LOVE. xoxo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Nikki says:

      The BLM movement has had such a huge impact on our lives. It has helped bring diverse perspectives, communities and individuals together to work toward a common goal but also to respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities. Keep spreading ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Simone says:

    It was quite a shock to me what happened the last few weeks. I really don’t understand why some people make a difference between white and black lives, because we are all the same! We have to stand up together, fight and be strong.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Nikki says:

      Yep, here we are. Despite much talk of a post-racial society, racism never went away. It’s important to recognize that systemic racism is embedded in our workplaces, schools, hospitals, and criminal justice system in ways that many of us may not even notice.

  3. Lovely says:

    Thanks for sharing your insight Nikki, it saddens and angers me at the same time especially when I have to explain to my boys the fact that they will be judges on heir skin colour. I am glad to see people are learning and standing up for change! Keep doing what your doing Nikki.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislvoely.com

    • Nikki says:

      It is sad and it breaks my heart when I hear the anguish in parents voices because all they want is a better world / future for their child/ren. We will all keep on fighting the good fight to make it happen 💗💗

    • Nikki says:

      It is only through coming together to take action that we can hope to see the change in the world that we all seek.

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