We live in a world where anyone can have a platform. Maybe you opened a social media account thinking you were simply going to learn a few dance moves, post some selfies, and keep in touch with family and friends. The thing is, social media connects us to the world in ways we never could have imagined.
For example, social media has helped make more and more people aware of things like systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality. Many people have awakened to the impact of these injustices and have committed to a life of anti-racism. If you’re reading this, I imagine this is you, too. Welcome.
When you woke up to the anti-racism movement, I’m guessing you were encouraged to sit back, be silent, listen, and learn. Too many people have gotten comfortable there. You’ve taken “listen and learn” to mean you never have to speak up or speak out. That’s not true.
This guide includes action steps and opportunities for reflection, so be sure to have a journal or your notes app open and available. If you’re working through this with a friend, or a group, consider a group text, or a Voxer message to share your thoughts with each other. I wrote this guide to help you understand how to say something, in your own voice, on a regular basis, on your social media platform. I’m not saying everyone should speak out on social media. But you can. Use this resource to learn what to say, why you should say it, and how.
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