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Last week, to make it easy for others to access the many useful resources out there, I started a @Spotify playlist of podcasts, writing, analysis and discussion that have helped me understand systemic racism, white supremacy and the experiences of black people, indigenous people and people of colour. ⁣ ⁣ The first on the playlist is an interview with @renieddolodge about her book 'Why I am no longer talking to white people about race' which was featured on my book club @OurSharedShelf . The second is a reading of the "Histories" chapter of her book. I’ve narrated this one myself because it knocked the wind out of me when I first read it. It contained so much history I had never been taught in school. I hope another generation of children don't have to grow up without understanding the historical context for contemporary racism.⁣ ⁣ You can find my playlist Our Shared Podcast on Spotify and I hope you'll find the collection thought-provoking. The link to the playlist is in my bio. ⁣ ⁣ Thank you so much to people who have shared recommendations for this list, and to everyone who has worked so hard over the past 10 days to get this up and running, especially @renieddolodge , @bloomsburypublishing , @Audible , @Spotify , @anchor .fm and my whole team. . #blacklivesmatter #blackliberation #saytheirname #sayhername #sayhisname #racialjustice #blmmovement #blackauthors

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@missdumezweni 🖤🙏 repost @calirock #blacklivesmatter

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#Repost @taranajaneen ・・・ Breonna Taylor was murdered back in MARCH. Her case came to light before George Floyd was murdered and was garnering some national attention. She is being mentioned less and less in the wake of Floyd’s murder. Although folks in Louisville, KY have been protesting in order to have her murderers arrested, they still remain free. Tomorrow would have been her 27th Birthday. Join us in celebrating her by participating in one of the activities posted in the link in my bio. #SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor #allblacklivesmatter

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In the current moment, many of you have asked for ideas on where to give money, time and other forms of support in solidarity, as reparation, in the hope of a more just and equal future. For the US, I found the #blacklivesmatter site to be a brilliant resource. In the UK, @gaylenegould has compiled an incredible list of black-led racial justice organisations doing year-round work: bit.ly/3dB2Lmd. At the intersection of race and gender justice, I’d also like to highlight the work of @imkaan @withandforgirls @fridafund @mamacashfund who I have been proud to support and collaborate with. Please use this space to share any recommendations you have too. Image by @withandforgirls #blacklivesmatter #blackliberation #saytheirname #sayhername #sayhisname #racialjustice #blmmovement

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Year-round, we can all do more to support black livelihoods and creativity. In the USA,  @15percentpledge  is calling on major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. This initiative was started by @aurorajames . This year I’d love to work with my partners at  @goodonyou_app to ensure a greater percentage of the sustainable brands they feature are founded or led by black people. Please do tag any beautiful black-helmed brands here so we can collectively support them. I love buying vintage as it’s such a sustainable way to shop and  @cheshirevintage has compiled an amazing list of black-owned vintage shops.

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In addition to reading, there are incredible documentaries that tackle the issue of racial justice. I’ve compiled a list below from⁣ various resources ~ @buzzfeed @berthadochouse @digitalspy @marieclairemag @bazaaruk @voxdotcom and more. Please do share others in comments that you recommend ~ there’s so much power in sharing! ⁣ ⁣ 13th ⁣ The Central Park Five⁣ The Hard Stop⁣ St. Louis Superman ⁣ 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets⁣ Unarmed Black Male ⁣ Strong Island ⁣ Black Sheep⁣ I am Not Your Negro⁣ Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask⁣ The Stuart Hall Project⁣ The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution⁣ LA 92⁣ Generation Revolution⁣ Two Towns of Jasper⁣ American Denial⁣ Always in Season⁣ Eyes on the Prize⁣ Banished⁣ Reconstruction: America After the Civil War ⁣ Slavery by Another Name⁣ The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson⁣ Just Mercy⁣ Injustice⁣ Netflix Explained: The Racial Wealth⁣ Black and Scottish⁣ Ethnic Notions⁣ Color Adjustment⁣ ⁣ #blacklivesmatter#blackliberation#saytheirname#sayhername#sayhisname#racialjustice#blmmovement

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I am inspired by and very drawn to the work of @theastergates . “By incorporating a multifaceted practice that unites sculpture, installation, film, performance, improvisation, musical compositions and actions in urban space, Gates transforms such spaces into places of artistic and cultural intervention and into potential platforms for political and social change. In the interplay of sculpture and photography, Gates’ work creates a space that raises questions about Black history, identity, spirituality and representation, with the potential to specifically interfere with the reproduction of reality.” (From Theaster Gate’s website ). ⁣ ⁣ Munich’s @haus_der_kunst is offering a virtual tour through Theaster’s exhibit, Black Chapel, on their museum page. #blacklivesmatter #blackliberation #saytheirname #sayhername #sayhisname #racialjustice #blmmovement #blackartists

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Self-education is an essential part of any anti-racist journey, and reading has always been a huge part of my personal learning. In 2016 I started @oursharedshelf , a bookclub to create conversations around intersectionality, feminism and equal rights and to profile feminist writers. Many of the writers and books we featured over the years are relevant to anyone wanting to understand that the struggle for racial justice has been a long one, that ALL Black Lives Matter and women’s voices are a vital part of any movement for change. Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, Maya Angelou, Roxane Gay, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Angie Thomas, Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper, and Toni Morrison are just some of the authors we featured and which I urge you to check out if you haven’t already.⁣ ⁣ More recently, I have also been working through the following books. I hope you’ll pick these up and read along with me. See my IG stories for other book lists and resources. ⁣ ⁣ The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon⁣ We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates⁣ Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire⁣ From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor⁣ Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga⁣ Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo ⁣ Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates⁣ White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal ⁣ I’m Telling the Truth by Basset Ikpi ⁣ The Heart of the Race. Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverly Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe, Lola Okolosie (foreword )⁣ The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and others ⁣ ⁣ Painting by artist @natalielaurensims#blacklivesmatter#blackliberation#saytheirname#sayhername#sayhisname#racialjustice#blmmovement#blackwriters

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One thing we can all do to honour the struggle for racial justice in the US is to interrogate, understand and dismantle the racist structures of our own countries. The UK is the country I was brought up in, the country that I vote in and a country whose own history of systemic racism has shaped those elsewhere - American and British histories of racial oppression are very much intertwined. But it wasn’t until I became a student in an American university and was taught British history from an outsider’s perspective that I really started to understand the racial violence that scars British history. As a child I grew up with a school curriculum that totally glossed over British colonialism and British slavery. And any teaching around black civil rights movements were focussed on the American experience - as @renieddolodge points out in her book, Black History Month in the UK often ends up offering British children timelines of American activists. For me, understanding our past is a crucial part of understanding the injustices and inequalities of our present and remaking our future as a nation. Our school education system is key - the stories the national curriculum tells us about who we are, and the voices it centres, create a blueprint for how we interpret and interact with the world around us. As an adult, I’ve benefited from the work of people like @renieddolodge , David Olusoga, @johnymodern , @afuahirsch @akalamusic , Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall and many others to help me understand my country’s history. But this learning needs to start much, much earlier if we are to dismantle deep-rooted systems of oppression and injustice. Thank you to all the historians, teachers, activists and students who are paving the way for a truly anti-racist education system.⁣ ⁣ First image by @rmraffinity , The True Crown. This image is part of I Am Sugar (2018 ), a series of photographs that respond to Stuart Hall’s 1991 essay, Old and New Ethnicities, in which Hall writes, “I am the sugar in the bottom of the English cup of tea.” The work appeared as part of Get Up, Stand Up Now, @somersethouse in 2018.⁣ ⁣ Swipe for a guide brilliantly put together by @theblackcurriculum

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It has made me sad that it seems if people don’t post quickly on social media, or are trying to be respectful and provide space, this can be interpreted as apathy. Thank you @yomi .adegoke

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@edward_enninful @britishvogue ❤️

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NB. My statement was not written - as the media are presenting it - as an apology or reactionary statement. This statement was drafted last week.

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I was holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK.⁣ ⁣ The Artwork of my brilliant dear friend @fahamupecou “White Lies, Subtleties, Micro-Aggressions, and Other Choking Hazards”⁣ ⁣ B R O K E N O P E N (poem + text from the series BLACK MATTER LIVES ) by Dr Fahamu Pecou⁣ ⁣ broken⁣ broke and hoping⁣ broke in, hoping⁣ broke.⁣ end.⁣ hoping...⁣ bro! kin hopin’!⁣ broken...⁣ hopin.⁣ broken.⁣ open.⁣ broken open!⁣ (Break )⁣ ⁣ “We can not be broken. We do not break. For too long we’ve been afraid that their violence would end us. But we are still here. Some they took, but they’ve all come back. They never truly left. We never truly leave. Like the police and other systems they’ve weaponized against us, the names of those they tried to silence go off in their ears like nuclear bombs. Names that swell in their throats and linger until they can no longer breathe. So let us haunt their dreams and their waking moments alike. Say their names: Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Let them see us. Let them hear us. No friends, we have nothing to fear. An army of Egungun warriors walk amongst us. They have tried, and for centuries they have failed to violate us... to silence us. This is not breaking. This is opening. The cracks are windows. The holes are doors. Shine your light through.” - Dr. Fahamu Pecou⁣ ⁣ Say their names #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd

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May 2020

MY COMPLETELY UNMISSABLE ESSENTIALS from quarantine reading - thank you @glennondoyle , Robin Wall Kimmerer, @amateuradam and @c .rileysnorton 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you thank you thank you x #oursharedquarantineshelf

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Apr 2020

Wow. 30! What an adventure that was.... You, out there - that have supported me - thank you. Thank you for all your kindness. Thanks for having my back. ❤️

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Apr 2020

@brenebrown 's podcast #unlockingus helping me so much and keeping me company in these times. 🙏 Just love her so very much! X #COVID19Pandemic

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At the beginning of last month, when life for some of us hadn't yet completely shifted, I was honoured to have spoken with Dr. Valerie Hudson about her book, Sex and World Peace. We spoke about what inspired her to write her book and the realisation that how we’ve treated women is actually the template for how we’ve treated our Earth. Swipe to read the full piece. 🌍 ✌🏽 Photo by talented - @macksfilms ⁣ ⁣ @djunabel @majormoonn @kateydenno @lihiyogini

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Titles like this got me like 🤦‍♀️ Note: Over the years people have asked me if I'm not comfortable with a picture or title of a feature with me in it why don’t I have it taken out or changed before it's published. I think the assumption is that I get to see articles I've participated in before they go to print or online... The reality is it's very unusual for me to see things before they are run or for me to get a say from publications on how pictures of me or my speech is edited. Usually you see things for the first time before I do. When I've been extremely uncomfortable in the past (much more extreme examples than the one above ) and I've expressed concern and grievance I'm told this is the way of things... 🤷‍♀️ (I do use my voice ) With love ❤️

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