“Several people have asked why the George Floyd killing has hit so much harder. I think it’s this: it’s a slow death. He was squeezed for so long, and he cried out for mom, and Chauvin’s indifference to his life while people screamed you’re killing him!—that struck a deep chord.”-Toure
Hi friends. I bring you today’s post as an explanation of why I’ve been a bit absent. I also want to share my heart with you briefly because it has been heavy.
I’ve been grieving and wrestling with reality. I’m tired. I’m overwhelmed by the world’s events. I’ve always know, as a black woman, how hard life can be for people of color. And while I am consistently blown away by the hate and fear that surrounds humanity, but I’ve been even more encouraged by the way people are coming together to be on the side of healing, restoration, & justice. Equity. Reconciliation. These are the things my heart longs for. All under the banner of love and the imago dei. I feel seen and heard. And I want to thank and honor those who have come before me to even get me this far as a woman of color. My life matters. Native lives matter. Hispanic/Latinx lives matter. Asian lives matter. The list could go on and on but I would run out of room. You are seen and heard, friend. It’s not that we are ignoring other people’s lives or their value. Like the very well put example (of many examples) says: it’s not that I don’t care about your house. Yes, all houses have value and are important. It’s just that right now, some houses are on fire and we need to put those fires out. Help them rebuild. Tend to their needs. So that all of our houses can be in a state of thriving.
Warning: Too Long Post
Listen this blog is about food + some my irrelevant thoughts. I’ve never claimed to be something bigger. I tried to be on a brighter side and spread warmth and positive.
tbh after one of my last posts i didn’t feel right and comfortable to post food snacks which are not essentials for any human being. I’ve never mentioned news and my position here although it does not mean i am a caveman or someone who lives in their own world not noticing what’s happening around. i need to take a break and will not update this blog with my usual posts. if it’s annoying to someone, i can do nothing but shrug.
before the hiatus, i want to say i donated to BLM movement. I am not showing off or bragging about this. I’d keep silence but I listened to podcast about the charity and donation and the guest, a head of one organization, told 25% would donate if they know someone, who they know, did that. It does not matter if some people, even the majority, think you’re a pathetic attention seeker. They think what they want but if your action make other people do the same, it’s worth it.
I have ~520 followers so probably someone will notice this and donate as well. The last warning: before please check who you donate. Don’t be lazy, do your research and donate who needs more, a trustworthy organization which will spend money on necessary things. Hence, I didn’t donate in the very first date. I checked a lot of organizations and current fund raisers. It’s overwhelming not gonna lie.
I am not going to promote anyone here as it’s too much responsibility (you might blame me here), but just tell one thing: the donations to the family of George (and other victims) exceeds the amount they intended to get. So I donated to protesters as they need most in my opinion. They are brave and have courage to speak up and fight for their rights. I will try to donate to businessmen who lost their business. Why? People don’t have to be brave. It’s ridiculous to ask anyone to be on the street if they don’t want. But is it ok to ruin someone’s life and the source of income, if they are afraid or just don’t want to protest? I think no. But due to riots, they cannot work not mentioning their property was destroyed, even not on purpose.
I am constantly checking news which make me depressed and anxious but I cannot stop doing this.
P.S. Once again, I am not closing my blog. I will not post food recipe for a while.
In recent days, this speaks more true than ever before. The world is in dire need of love, not violence or hate.
Violence does not change the world.
Violence only fuels more hate than one could ever imagine possible.
Love more. ❤✌