• Jen Sherwood

My Truth

Putting up a typical post didn't feel right this week.


I am contemplating racism in a way I have never done before. I'm shocked and saddened by what is happening. That statement shows that I haven't really been paying attention. Today and from here on out I am examining my own ignorances, biases, not wanting to look at my own privilege, and not wanting to see what is really going on. 


I haven't spoken out, afraid to say something ignorant or offensive. But, silence can imply being complicit and I am the opposite of complicit.


I am angry.


I am outraged.


And I'm incredibly sad. 


I am no authority on these issues. I am going to be looking to leaders that I admire and ones they recommend to learn more about institutionalized racism in our country and in my own life. I invite you to do the same. 


With love,

Jen


P.S. I have not thoroughly reviewed these resources yet, but will share what I am starting to look at if you'd like a jumping off point:


Rachel Cargle www.rachelcargle.com 


Dr. Clint Smith www.clintsmithiii.com


Brittany Packnett Cunningham brittanypacknett.com


Debby Irving 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge www.debbyirving.com


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