We have big problems right now… pandemics abound.
“far more insidious and dangerous is the pandemic of racism.”
Yes, we have COVID19; but far more insidious and dangerous is the pandemic of racism. Not novel, not waiting for a vaccine, not experienced by all; racism has been paid lip service at best – mostly ignored.
I began Kuel Life to shed light on the many injustices towards women, particularly in midlife. I wanted, and still want, to transform our experience through Community and empowerment.
But, today I have to address the ELEPHANT in the room, as it is taking up all my emotional space. I’ve been feeling useless and helpless for days now. Ever since the most recent brutal act against humanity – the murder of George Floyd.
“Prejudices are what FOOLS use for reasons – Voltaire.”
What is different about this incident that FINALLY has our white privilege a$$e$ paying attention? Voltaire’s quote: “Prejudices are what FOOLS use for reasons” resonates deeply with me right now. I don’t want to be a fool. I want to be part of the solution. I just don’t know how.
I know I have biases. I have decided that for me… taking ownership of how I show up in the world is an ACTION I can take towards creating a decent and just ‘NEW’ normal for my POC brothers and sisters – to eradicate the pandemic of racism. I have asked for guidance to undo MY own biases and prejudices before they get me to discriminate or, worse yet, be part of racism. If you want more ways to educate yourself to make yourself aware of your own biases, I am happy to share with you what has been shared with me. It’s not THE answer but at least I feel like I am actively pursuing a way towards a better, more equitable world.
I am still fully committed to us and will continue pursuing top experts to educate us on relevant topics. This month Kuel Life welcomes Lisa Gates, a CareGiver expert. She will be offering advice on ways to be a better caregiver – and with 49 million of us in the US alone; I think us lucky to have her.