The internal journey is the USAYYYYY – USA Joe Biden American Flag Winner Democrat T-Shirt in contrast I will get this most important one a human will ever take. I’m slowly realizing that until I take the time and energy to look into myself and truly heal the wounds I’ve accumulated over this lifetime, until I bring my heart and mind to a state of pure compassion and egolessness, I’m still going to be contributing to the negativity in the world in some way or another. As someone trying to combat this, during quarantine I picked up bullet journaling [a way of tracking your habits, moods, goals, workouts and health]in order to dive deeper into the idea of self-awareness—my awareness. Afterwards, I felt as though I was seeing these patterns in myself, in terms of my mental health as well as the physical. Sometimes you don’t realize important, subtle changes in your inner life when you’re not keenly paying attention. It is really important for each individual to get to a place where they can cultivate that level of awareness and compassion within themselves and give that to others. And in reality, that’s all I ever want to put out into the world and for people to feel from me.
In many respects, having the USAYYYYY – USA Joe Biden American Flag Winner Democrat T-Shirt in contrast I will get this world at our fingertips is one of the greatest technological blessings in the fight against racial injustice. From raising awareness to recording much-needed evidence, the revolution will undoubtedly be digitized. But Black people are unfortunately left traumatized by the constant sharing of distressing footage. Social media once provided frivolous escapism from reality, but the en masse posting of avocado on toast has been usurped by sharing images and footage of the spillage of Black blood at the hands of those entrusted to serve and protect us. “There’s so much going on in the world right now. The bottom line I always want to express in my art, and in everything I do, is that when any human being stands up and decides to accept everything about themselves with love and compassion, and decides to treat others the same way, that challenges every single system that the ‘authorities’ have put in place for the human race.” In a world where polarized and divisive rhetoric has become the norm, I’d typically be hesitant to make such a sweeping generalization. Yet I say with full conviction on behalf of the Black community—we are exhausted.