Trauma, Anxiety & the Call for Justice

post written by Michiko Bown-Kai

Note: this article was written for White folks, especially White LGBTQ+ folks, in the wake of the most recent call to address White supremacy and anti-Black racism. This article was also written with love for my fellow BIPOC Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ folks, I hope this can be a helpful resource for you to share.

Hi friends,

I know that during COVID-19, time can feel quite loopy (or "Jeremy Beremy," as they say in The Good Place), which is why I thought it would be helpful to remind all of us that it has only been about 2 months since we saw that large swell of public momentum calling for racial justice and for the need to dismantle the systems perpetuating anti-Black racism. Key institutions called out include police and prisons, but our education systems, our immigration systems, our churches, and so many more are all part of this conversation.