'There's of course always been a magnificent presence of Black voices and offerings available, but some of us have only started to truly listen. As a small action online, amongst the longer and deeper work offline, I would like to amplify two dance artists who've always inspired me with their uplifting power, authenticity, and efforts to advocate,
Valerie Ebuwa @valerie_ebuwa
Kayla Farrish @fulloutfarrish.
suggest the music of
Moses Sumney @moses
"Expand your reality. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you people who inspire me to heal, learn and grow.
Diversify your feed.
Black Women within the Wellness Community:
"An Action which I'd like people to invest time in would be Natives by @akalamusic Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right. Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.
This sits deep in my heart as my mother taught at his school. They work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice.
Back in March I performed for an award ceremony of this charity, which led me to learn more about it, champion it and bring further awareness towards it."
I would like to raise awareness and encourage support for black members of LGBTQ+ particularly in support of the trans community.
Please consider how you can support black trans-led organisations, here’s a few to get you started;
As the criss-crossing of planes above stop I hope we are all breathing and therefore thinking more deeply. Dreams become realities.