Black Lives Matter

It was brought to my attention that my previous post could be seen as self-aggrandizing, which was absolutely not the idea behind it.

At first, I wanted to be offended. I wanted to defend myself since this blog had always been about me sharing my random thoughts on my world.

Then I realized, maybe this could be an opportunity for me to humble myself and learn something.

Although this blog still functions primarily as my journal, the fact that people read it means I also want people to learn and grow from the things I write as I learn and grow.

We’ve been on this journey together for a long time now… So here’s my latest area of growth.

I need to be quieter. I know that seems to be a direct conflict with my last post, but please hear me out because they actually work together.

I learned that in order to be a better supporter to the Black community, I need to be promoting and referring to Black leaders and activists to ensure their voices are heard.

I have never had the same experiences in regards to the color of my skin, therefore I cannot write with full accuracy based on my feelings about the current state of our world.

So, in an effort to remedy my mistake, I would like to refer you to people who know this fight far better than I, so you can educate yourself.

I stole these photos from fb, and I’m not sure who to credit for the information, so please let me know if you are aware of who created them.

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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