Might Not Be Ok

My previous post talked about 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Magic* 

The tone was uplifting and encouraging. I laid out some resources if you felt compelled to take action and I even offered some self-care tactics that might help when you are feeling stuck.

 

This post isn't that.

 

On September 15, 2016, a 13-year-old child named Tyree King was shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio. 

On September 16, 2016, a man named Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and on September 20, 2016 the video of the murder was released to the public. 

While my longer vision of the world consists of fighting the good fight, not being a martyr for the movement (there's no joy in that...but more on that later), and being hopeful that we (all oppressed and marginalized people) will be victorious over violent systems like white supremacist capitalist patriarchy— my short term vision is not that ambitious. 

 

Persistent police brutality and continuous use of deadly force got me going from "We Gon Be Alright" to "Might Not Be Ok" 

 

This post is for the folks who emote through music. Who need to scream, punch the air, stare off into the distance...etc when a song says everything they feel but don't know how to say.

So cry if you need to. Sit in silence if you got to.

And when you're feeling better, try to remember your longer vision.  


Mommas been cryin’ and they gon’ keep cryin’
Black folk been dyin’ and they gon’ keep dyin’
Police been firin’ and they gon’ keep firin’
The government been lyin’ and they gon’ keep lyin’
— Big KRIT