June 04, 2020
We Rise Together: Antiracism resources for our community
Dear Spirit Daughter Community,
We are standing on a precipice of something that has the potential to be one of the greatest moments in history. Our hearts are opening more every day, the shadows of society are being revealed, and we are all showing up to do the work needed to heal a collective wound. Our mission at Spirit Daughter has always been to raise the consciousness and vibration of the planet. The path to our highest potential as a society continues to be blocked by racial injustices and inequalities. We are being asked to transform ourselves and rise to the occasion. 2020 is a year of transformation. Part of this change is shifting the collective consciousness from the low frequency of racism to a higher one based in love and compassion.
The Spirit Daughter Team is committed to providing ourselves and you with resources around anti-racism. Some of these topics are uncomfortable to explore, but all growth asks that you leave your comfort zone and open yourself up to new adventures of the soul.
Here are some of the books we are exploring:
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery
When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and Asha Bandele
The Good Immigrant: 21 Writers Explore What It Means to be
Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic in Britain Today edited by Nikesh Shukla
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
Accounts we are following:
Videos we are watching:
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (Netflix)
Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)
Who Killed Malcolm X (Netflix)
The Hate U Give (Hulu)
Just Mercy (Amazon Prime)
Let It Fall (Netflix)
Selma (Available to Rent)
Podcasts we are listing to:
1916 by the New York Times
Still Processing by the New York Times
Code Switch by NPR
Hear to Slay by Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom
Seeing White by Scene on the Radio
Jemele Hill is Unbothered by Spotify Studios
Pod Save the People with Deray by Crooked Media
Organizations we are donating to and places you can donate if you have the means to do so:
ACLU - Funds critical work to protect voting rights, demand that vulnerable people in prisons, jails and immigration detention centers be released, and fight to ensure accessibility to reproductive health care for all who need it.
NAACP - Their mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Black Visions Collective - A black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling the systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.
George Floyd Memorial Fund - The official gofundme to support the Floyd family.
Reclaim the Block - A coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Campaign Zero - An online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
I understand that many of you have questions around the astrology of the moment, I will continue to share the voice of the cosmos with you, but this email is not the place for that.
Thank you for taking the time to dive deep into the work of anti-racism, to heal a collective wound, and to help raise the vibration of the World.