The ladies admit they are not okay and just getting by these days. They continue their conversation about how they have been impacted by the exposure of America’s dirty not-so-secret history of white supremacy and systemic racism. Also Mallory got asked on a date in these Covid times!
Moral to the Story: BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER!
Bonus Moral to the Story:ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR!
One Fun Thing:
Back when we were just trying to survive Covid isolation, Tamu and Mallory were invited to record a quarantine YouTube episode with The Meme-ing of it All podcast. It was a lot of fun. The ladies introduced the Meme-ing crew to all sorts of interesting dildos from Bad Dragon. Check it out if you need a 25 minute break from the heaviness of the world.
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Donate locally to ensure funds get where they are most needed.
Be an ALLY:
Check out Justice in June. It offers three learning plans for anyone hoping to spend the month taking a step to “becoming an active ally to the black community.” Choose how much time you have per day — 10, 25 or 45 minutes — and the learning plan tells you what media to consume.
We watched the Netflix documentary, “City of Joy” and learned that sexual violence has been used as a weapon of the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1996. Women in this region continue to be raped, mutilated and murdered for conflict minerals (Tantalum – aka Coltan, Tungsten, Tin, and Gold) that are used in our cell phones, electronics, cars, and jewelry.
City of Joy has been opened since 2011 and empowers the women who have been brutalized, to learn new skills, love their bodies, release the stigma of being raped, and become leaders in their communities. 1117 women have graduated the program since it began.
Moral to the Story: “The antidote to injustice is progress.” — Stacey Abrams
What can you do? Watch the movie, donate, tell others that this is still happening, find out if your phone and electronics companies are using conflict minerals. If they are, let them know you want no part of their products. Our dollars speak VOLUMES!