I have posted on my blog every Tuesday afternoon since the middle of November last year. Without fail. In 5 years of blogging, this is my longest, most consistent spell. And I am really proud.
Not sure if you expected any content from me today, or if it makes any difference that I don’t publish.
For all it’s worth, I did write and schedule a post, but I just stopped that.
I will try to explain why in the best way I can, but before I do, I want to confess I am afraid and have always been, of conflict and controversy, especially online. I usually stay away from any kind of too inflamed debates or discussions online, especially religious, political or gender-related. Of course, I have my views, and I feel strongly about them, but I prefer to share with my immediate circle only.
Moreover, I was very afraid of looking like I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I feel uncomfortable to write this because of this, more than anything.
In light of what is happening in the US at the moment, #blacklivesmatter and the #blackouttuesday, I have been actively educating myself. And listening to the coverage on the radio (my main means of information). And I have been thinking a lot about what I know, what I don’t know, what I feel and how I can do better to be an ally, not just a non-racist.
Although I don’t post that much on Instagram or Twitter anyway, the one place I do own and that’s important to me is this blog.
So this is the place where I can make even the smallest stand, while I continue to listen and understand how I can do more.
What happened angers me and even if I will never be a full out activist, I want to identify what I can do every day to change the way people should be treated. I understand that I will never understand, but I am willing to listen, learn and support.
So, thank you for following my blog and subscribing to my channels and I hope you will continue to do so (I will continue at some point with regular content). But no hard feelings if this offends you and you decide to leave me.