I don’t even know how to start this.
I want to throw a few dozen excuses at you about why I haven’t posted anything in so long.
I want to provide you with all of my reasonable reasons, leaving you going, “Oh, that makes sense, I see why she hasn’t been keeping up with her writing.”
…But, that would be a really poor cop-out and quite frankly wouldn’t be very cool at all. So let me just say I’m sorry, ask for forgiveness, really quickly fill you in on the past month, and pick up right where we left off.
For many of you, the name Justice Together holds much significance. For some of us, it was a unique volunteer opportunity; for others, an eye-opener to the severity of the issue of police brutality in North America; for others, a complete and total let-down. If I’m being entirely transparent here, for me, it was the swift kick in the pants that I needed to start taking action on the issues of my heart.
Justice Together was an anti-police brutality coalition that launched this summer. I was an international director representing my province of Ontario. I won’t get into the nitty gritty details, but last month it was announced that Justice Together has ceased all operations. This piece by the organization’s founder Shaun King explains why.
Although the organization no longer exists, the fight against police brutality is still just as real as ever— in fact, it’s getting worse. More people have been killed by American police this year than in all of 2014 and that number is growing every single day. Although my role within Justice Together is no longer, my personal beef with the American criminal justice system is growing larger and larger. Although I haven’t been writing, I’ve been really pushing myself this past month to keep further educating myself as much as I possibly can.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be launching a series on The War on Drugs. I haven’t mapped it out in extensive detail yet, but it will be a thorough breakdown of The War on Drugs from its inception right through to its tremendously devastating impact it has on the United States today.
If you have any recommendations in terms of what you’d like to see in this series, please either comment below or direct message me. I would absolutely love to hear from you and have your input!
Keep in touch. Stay woke. And Happy Holidays!