I am an artist, and I love to paint, mosaic, bead, and write. I am a mother of two children, and I am trying to teach them to be open and excepting of everybody regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. I am a firm believer that being colorblind is not acceptable, because we are all beautiful and we should embrace all races, languages, and cultures. I have been a European-American girl for almost four decades now, and I have decided to explore what this means to me. I am not an expert on racism, and I will never know what it feels like to be a person of color. This blog is a way for me to explore these issues though current events, concerns, thoughts, experiences, and opinions. I am a non-traditional college student, and so I will be sharing papers that I am writing, and books that I have been reading. I have recently fallen in love with African-American history and the African diaspora through education, literature, music, and the arts. I am learning to be more open to all experiences, and I am on the path to learning everything that I can about race and racism. I believe that interrupting racism is up to White people, and so we must educate ourselves so that we are better armed to face the challenge. The reasons why I have decided to start this blog is to help educate myself, to get feed back from the community, and to give my friends on facebook a break, because they are tired of hearing my ranting. I still needed a place to share all of my thoughts, so here I am.
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person” ~Mother Teresa.