(Note: I use the term “people of color” throughout this post to refer to anyone who is non-white: Black, Indigenous, Latinx, etc. While the majority of the content I consumed last week was from Black voices and centered on issues Black people face, I was also listening to and sharing the voices of other people of color.)
Last week I participated in #amplifymelanatedvoices on Instagram, which means:
- I pressed pause on all of my own content on social media and here on the website.
- I reposted content from melanated voices on social media. (You can view much of this content under the “BLM” highlight located in my Instagram bio.)
- I muted white people that I follow and tried to exclusively consume content from non-white folks.
This experience was incredibly educational and eye opening. Here is what I learned:Read More