Thank you alto I have bookmarked this for my next how you can help piece. This is so thoughtful and so detailed. I have lots of prospective allies reading my pieces looking for help, and I don’t quite have the words to express at this moment that would encompass our revolution. I pray that White people wanting to be allies will not treat their allyship like they do everything else. I want to thank you for recognizing my efforts and considering my work worthy enough of referencing.
I care about Black people being protected as much as I care about allies understanding our need for protection. I want allies to know this isn’t a task for those weak or easily distracted.
I’m committed to helping White people with anti-racism, but I don’t want to be their everything. We know how to lead and if White people will let us, we’ll show them. This is a perfect piece to help novices decide whether allyship is for them. This life isn’t for the faint or easily discouraged. We want all the allies we can get, but we need them strong. I can’t stress enough to listen before joining. Once you join the team, life will never be the same.