Black Lives Matter – This is where I stand.
I’m not confused or surprised by the racism embedded in our culture and our system and I stand with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
This page is not here to teach about anti-racist business. That is not my lane.
There are some amazing resources out there if you want to learn about how you too can move towards unlearning racism and understanding privilege, the racial wealth discrepancy, and how we can work towards running our businesses with anti-racism as a core value.
- Please read Rachel Rodgers’ Black Wealth Matters
- Watch Rachel Cargle’s Public Address on Revolution: Revolution Now
- Here is an extensive Anti-Racist Resource Guide by Tasha K.
- If you haven’t already done so, please watch the Anti-Racist Small Business Town Hall and take the pledge here.
This page is here to acknowledge my own privilege as a white self-employed woman, share where I stand, and how I am taking steps towards anti-racist business practices as a solopreneur; to be completely transparent about my values and commitments.
This page is also meant to be a living document – updating as I learn more and have more to add.
Action: Education and Unlearning
I am committing to a regular practice of unlearning and learning about racism and anti racism through reading articles and books, with an awareness that these resources are a means not an end.
Action: Signing Petitions + Taking Political Action
Regularly signing petitions and taking other actions, such as making phone calls to representatives, to help fight racism, demand justice, and fight white supremacy.
Action: Donations to Anti-Racist Causes
I will continue to regularly make donations or contributions to organizations and individuals in an effort to support the Black community.
Action: Investing in Black-owned Businesses and Services
A portion of my budget each month will continue to go towards shopping and investing in Black-owned businesses.
Each quarter, review: How am I adhering to the pledge? How can I do better?