This is How You Ally

By Kerra Bolton,

  Filed under: allies, insight

Art of white feather in front of bird drawing

After the events of Charlottesville were broadcast and shared, I received the most beautiful email from a friend.

She reminded me of the beauty of the world and how my very existence was part of that beauty. She ended her note with a clip of Bill Withers singing “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

My friend is a blind woman from Canada whom I met ONCE at a writing workshop in January.

This is how you ally.

In your outrage and disgust at what is happening, don’t forget to show up for people of color. That, too, is your work.

Here is a post from the always excellent Ericka Hines with more tips of how you can help.