This child has activist running through her veins. She's passionate about what she believes, she doesn't mince words, and she's learning how to speak up in a way that her voice can be heard.
Some might be inclined to think but don't you want to protect your kids from the "ugliness" of the world? Don't you worry that by discussing these current events you're stealing their innocence? To that I say, what about George Floyd's daughter, Ahmaud Arbery's nephews, Atatiana Jefferson's nephew, Jordan Edwards's brother, Philando Castile's girlfriend's daughter, Eric Garner's children and grandchildren...
Sis came to us the other night and asked us how we felt about attending protests
and if when her and her brother are a little older if we would allow them to go to protests alone. In all the wisdom of her 13 years she knows something needs to change and she wants to take tangible action. She spent a long time talking with her daddy the other night about what's going on in the world and she came to me the next day and said "Mom, I wrote something last night that I really want you to share on your new website." Take a look at the excerpt below:
"During these times, it can be hard to feel like you can make a difference. You think, I'm just a kid, what can I do? It can feel almost powerless not knowing how to show your support. So here's three things I am doing to support the Black community..."
"Make sure you stay safe, stay healthy, and stay fighting for justice!" - Iz