On Saturday, I interviewed Diamond Malone-Gilbert, and the feedback was great. It reminded me again about the power of telling your truth. What I have found is that rarely are you alone and other people can learn from your story.
Before the interview, I wrote for Indy K12, “If You Want to Keep Educators Like Me, You Need to Think Beyond Your Diversity Quota.” There was comment after comment from black educators who had this same experience. I know these experiences are not limited to the education sector. It is sad that in 2020, it seems we have not improved school climates enough to rectify and prevent these situations.
I’m writing a follow up piece to dive deeper into an aspect of the piece I had not addressed. You’ll have to stay tune to see how that unfolds.
I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I have decided that I can longer be silent about injustices that happen to me or others.
“If you’re silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
― Zora Neale Hurston
What truths do you need to tell? Use this time at home to answer that question. Muster your bravery and tell your truth.
Last, but certainly not least…
Happy Birthday Tamika!!!
I hope you had a good start to the week. Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of the Coronavirus Chronicles.
Stay safe, and wash your hands correctly. Tschüss!