Reviews like this make me smile! I put in a little extra elbow grease with all my transactions to make sure a positive experience results. “Treat others how you want to be treated!” Couldn’t say it any better! Happy to help my customers to the best of my ability always! 💓 HAPPY FRIDAY, PEEPS!🎊
Happy Friday! Be well this weekend friends, but don’t stop working!
Smell: (Search the above with “SL Blog” to find the article.) Though I haven’t read her book, Dr. Robin DiAngelo has published many articles online about white fragility (this one f/t @rachel.cargle) that are very helpful when reflecting on our role in racial oppression. If we aren’t digging deeply, we aren’t really safe for BIPOC. And when we dig deep, we’re going to experience symptoms of white fragility. Know it, name it. “Call a thing a thing” as @catriceology says.
See: I recently sought out insight on cultural appropriation and loved @sirsargent’s interview on @reparationspodcast. His strategy of elevating black artists makes a powerful case for how our passions can be potent strategies for social change.
Taste: For the next few weeks, let’s step into the shoes of BIPOC and audit the representation we see around us. First up: movies and tv. For the next week, review the cast and crews of the movies/tv shows you watch. How many BIPOC are present? Is it representational? Acknowledging inherent limitations (google “Decoded-Are Hispanic People White”), let’s use 2017 census estimates: non-Hispanic/Latinx white folks are ~60% of the population. Are BIPOC representing 40% of the cast/crews of the movies/tv we watch? Literally do the math and write it down.
Touch: I just finished @ijeomaoluo‘s fan-fucking-tastic book ‘So You Want to Talk About Race.’ In the chapter on “checking privilege,” Oluo asks us to write down a list of our privileges and consider how they’ve influenced our status and understanding of the world. I literally did this (it’s on my IG Bookshelf highlight). I learned new, gross things about myself. You certainly will too.
Hear: Around ~30 minutes in, @luvvie and @glennondoyle discuss the importance of preemptively doing the work around equity, justice, and inclusion because there will come a time in our lives when we need to access it. BIPOC have been waiting for white folks for too damn long. They are losing their lives waiting for us to “unlearn” bullshit. We must be poised and ready and that means doing the work NOW.
Anyone else feel like you’re always in a rush? A rush to finish work, rush to finish cleaning, a rush to 40 weeks, a rush to meet baby?? I love this little bit of wisdom. It reminds me to slow down, to take a deep breath, and to know that what matters is not how quickly I get there - but that I didn’t give up. .
Tiba-tiba teringat cerita dari seorang teman. Tetangganya membuka usaha warung kelontong. Saat ini sudah gulung tikar, karena maraknya supermarket di mana-mana. Kalaupun ada pembeli, biasanya mereka berhutang dan sangat lambat membayarnya. Aku yakin, masih ada kisah serupa di tempat lain. 🌿🌿
Waktu masih kost, sesekali aku beli kebutuhan sehari-hari di warung kelontong seperti beras, odol, sabun, telur, dsb. Sengaja tidak beli di supermarket, biar warung kecil bisa tetap “hidup” di tengah swalayan yang menjamur dan dibangun samping-sampingan. Sesekali mampir di warung kelontong ya, biar dapur si “modal kecil” bisa terus mengepul. 🌻🌻
I suddenly remembered my friend’s story. Her neighbor opened a grocery store. But that store already bankrupt, because the supermarkets are built everywhere. Even if there are buyers in that grocery store, usually they are in debt and very slow to pay it. I'm sure there's a similar story somewhere else. 🌿🌿
When I’m in boarding house, occasionally I bought daily necessities in grocery store such as rice, toothpaste, soap, eggs, etc. I did not buy in supermarket, so grocery store can "alive" in the middle of the supermarkets that built side-by-side. Let’s shop at the grocery store, let the "small capital" can continue to “alive”. 🌻🌻