The events of the past year have exposed the chasms of
inequality both here in the United States and in the rest of the world.
The COVID 19 pandemic is revealing, once again and
dramatically, that not everyone is allowed to accumulate wealth, and that those
who work low-wage jobs, and who are primarily not White, suffer the most from COVID.
The murder of George Floyd, and the recent brutal murders of
six Asian women in Atlanta, revealed once again the systemic racism that has
been woven into the fabric of this nation since before its founding.
As a cis-gendered, ablebodied White woman, I feel compelled to confront
my own complicity in the current system, and ask myself: How can I create change? Because life is not
the same anymore, and I don’t ever want it to be.