I walked the beach today. My knee protested the attempt of a run. Ahmaud shares a birthday with my Natalie. As we celebrated her I couldn’t help thinking about his mama. How heartbreaking this day has been for her. In my sadness though I have new hope. Hope with the arrest. Hope in the prominent Christian leaders who have chosen to break the silence and choose to stand with the African American community and demand justice. Choose to care about our sons. Honestly I have struggled for a few years with the community of Christ followers who say we are all one yet stay silent in the face of injustice. The silence equaled the value placed. Love is an action. But today is a new day. Leaders who I can follow are saying we see you and we will fight next to you. They are showing what community looks like. What being brothers and sisters in the faith looks like. They are being Jesus to us in a time we desperately needed to see Him. Love will win. Justice will be served. We are not alone. #IRunWithMaud
The History of Us
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I wrote a story prompted by my writing group. It's about church, community and racism. Since I published it on my blog I have had so many people reach out with the same shared experience. It's been comforting. Then I found out there is a whole movement of people sharing their stories of leaving church spaces that refuse to respond to racism and injustice. Thank you @thewitnessbcc. To read my full story: www.atribecalledwhitlock.com or hit link in bio.
Too close? Just making sure ya'll see these curls. Had my favorite curly girl expert @torrensalicia cut the back of my hair (looser curl pattern) even with the tightly coiled girls at the top. Love the shape that was created. Ima release the desire of length for a fuller style. #curlygirlmethod #natural #innersence