I’m Not Okay Right Now

I’ve been struggling this week to find the words to express how I feel about the murder of George Floyd, and the ensuing unrest in America. In the end, I decided it would be better to uplift someone else’s voice. This is from a lovely blogging friend of mine (and someone I hope to meet in person one day). ..


This is how my weekend went:

Friday, I was bombarded on social media by videos about George Floyd, protests and riots, and police brutality. Seeing all of it triggered personal trauma that I’ve experienced. I didn’t sleep much Friday night. All I felt was grief.

Saturday, my family went out, but I stayed home. I needed to be to myself. I recouped.

Sunday, I took a writer’s class. It empowered me to use my voice. It reminded me that my voice is important, and that I have something to contribute. It also reminded me to speak my truth; those that love me will still love me.

Now, I’m ready to speak.

Although I talk about the serious things going on in my life personally, I try to steer away from current events and not talk so much about racism. Unfortunately, keeping quiet is what is perpetuating racism. I haven’t experienced…

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11 thoughts on “I’m Not Okay Right Now

    • Thank you 🙂 Just to be clear, though, these are not my words. I wanted to share Rachel’s blog because she is someone who knows what it’s like to be black in America, and I thought it important that her voice be heard. I hope you guys stay safe, and that, as you say, real change will be enacted as a result of this 🙂

      • Yes, I understood that when I read it. We live in Los Angeles Helen. Rachel does know what it is like to be black in America as well as Lex’s brother-in-law. It sucks. Change needs to happen, real change because lives depend on it. – Neek

      • 🙂 Thank you – I thought you might do but wanted to be sure, thanks for understanding. I truly hope this leads to positive change – it’s long overdue, that’s for sure. Sending love your way x

  1. What a mess.
    The violence risks destroying progress made and justifying the hate by assorted groups.
    Floyd was from here. March in memorial – to honor his name. You’d love the murals going up, George. Those you mentored will not forget

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