Stop Black Deaths in Custody
Follow @stopblackdeathsincustody on Instagram and turn on notifications. They are a really valuable resource for keeping up to date with what’s happening for current and new cases or how the system is failing and killing First Nations people.
If everyone was treated the same, you would be scared to fall asleep on a train after having a beer.
Unity Through Community
My dudes! Did up this piece today for the @lettering_ladies prompt. I have been meaning to spend a few solid hours lettering for ages, it’s so nice to get lost in creating art on a rainy Sunday 🍃🌧️
I haven’t felt like making art lately. Just cbf! And when I haven’t made art in a while I get this looming anxiety that I haven’t made art which makes me not want to make art and the cycle continues. But today when I was elbow deep in compost saying hello to worms and getting dirty, I decided that I would make something. It’s by no means a masterpiece, but hey at least I followed through. Show me your half cooked art that’s an attempt to get back in the swing of things x 🦠
Resources for Allies
Resources for Allies
Frontier War Stories — Podcast by Boe Spearim
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race — Book by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Dark Emu — Book by Bruce Pascoe
Australia Day — Book by Stan Grant
Decolonizing Solidarity — Book by Clare Land
A real history of Aboriginal Australians, the first Agriculturalists — TEDxSydney YouTube video by Bruce Pascoe
What Is It Like To Be Aboriginal — TEDxUWA YouTube video by Tui Raven
Australia, we need to talk —TEDxPerth YouTube video by Cally Jetta
The myth of Aboriginal stories being myths — TEDxAdelaide YouTube video by Jacinta Koolmatrie
Utopia — Documentary by John Pilger
I can’t breathe: “This is what history sounds like to us,” Stan Grant — Four Corners episode available on Youtube
Am I really an ally? — IGTV video on @justbreathe
@holidayphillips — Instagram Profile
Pride with Ashlee Maree Preston — IGTV video on @jvn
@ashleemariepreston — Instagram Profile
@barkaa__ — Instagram Profile
@tradingblak — Instagram Profile
@thecolouredtherapist — Instagram Profile
@bl_snaps — Instagram Profile
@jarrod_draper — Instagram Profile
I acknowledge the Dharawal / Tharawal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which I reside, and more widely, First Nations people as the owners of Australian land. I acknowledge the elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
May 26 is Sorry Day, I am remembering the stolen generations and stolen land. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land. I acknowledge the Dharawal/ Tharawal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which reside. I acknowledge the elders past, present and emerging. Today and every day, I am sorry.
What does Anxiety feel like?
How’s everyone holding up out there? About a year ago I started listening to Terrible, Thanks for Asking which had a great guest on there. She was a little girl with wisdom beyond her years, who had what’s called an anxiety box. In it were little treasures that make her happy, along with these mindful questions.
What does anxiety feel like?
Break down the experience you’re having in your body.
What are you worried about?
Think objectively about what’s making you jazzed.
What will make you happy?
Is it something that you can tackle head on? Or should you let go, move on and do something you know makes your heart feel whole until you’re ready to deal with it later?
I think everyone needs their own Anxiety Box, but maybe it should be renamed to ‘Happy Box’. Hope you’re coping ok out there, stay safe.