With so much information circulating in recent days, it can be hard to distinguish between misinformation, what to believe and who to follow.
While the social media protest today is a gesture of solidarity, it means nothing if as a society we’re not doing our part behind the scenes, putting in the legwork to change ourselves—and that message is not lost on us. As the team at Secret Media spends today listening, reflecting, researching, and learning more about how to support our Black communities we’ll also be sharing with our readers the resources we’re following on social media (in addition to off-line resources) in hopes they can be as useful to you as they are to us.
Note: we’d appreciate any suggestions and recommendations from the community as well to start adding to this – while this article focuses mostly on Instagram accounts we’d love to open that conversation to include more from Twitter, as well as any other social media platforms.
1. @mireillecharper (also on Instagram: @mireillecharper)
For people who actively want to be support and be an ally right now, I have written a thread. pic.twitter.com/kTvDgXXO5L
— Mireille Cassandra Harper (@mireillecharper) May 29, 2020
That 10 day mission or service trip you are taking this summer to #Uganda #Honduras #Nepal #Cambodia or #Haiti is trash and we are going to give you 8 reasons why:
1) You aren’t qualified. You have no relevant or useful training, experience or specialization.
— No White Saviors (@nowhitesaviors) June 29, 2019
Together, we freed Liyah Birru, an Ethiopian immigrant survivor who was criminalized for self-defense. She’s still at risk for deportation, but we are so thankful she’s free. Thanks to @CIYJA @AsianPrisonerSC and @aaaj_alc for fighting alongside us to #FreeLiyah and #FreeThemAll. https://t.co/JiaPF1SzoH
— #SurvivedAndPunished (@survivepunish) June 2, 2020
Also published on Medium.