As the world continues the various lockdowns for COVID-19, we continue our check-ins through Zoom and tell each other how we are holding up. We are both having some good days and some bad days and we know you all are too. Side note, this episode was recorded several weeks ago before the death of George Floyd and the protests going on. We wanted to make you all aware of our sensitivity to this issue and why we did not post this episode last week. As always, we hope our show brings you some laughs as well as confirmation that we are all in this together.
Hi, mamas. Sarah here.
On behalf of Pamela and myself, I am here to say that Motherhood on Tap condemns all forms of racism and violence. We, along with many others in the podcasting community, mourn the loss of all those whose lives have ended as a result of senseless brutality. To show our support for people of color, we are participating in this week’s podcast blackout and will not be posting our regular episode today.
Pamela and I are well aware that we are two white women and that we exist within a society where we benefit from the color of our skin. It is likely that a lot of our listeners fit into this demographic as well. It would be easy for us to simply ignore the ongoing racial injustice in our country, but we are choosing to use our platform (and our privilege) to stand in solidarity with people of color.
Please take the time that you would have spent listening to this week’s episode to start educating yourself on the systemic racism in the US and how you can be a powerful ally and advocate. There are many educational books and articles available on these topics – I personally just started reading “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. If you are able, please also consider donating to organizations that are fighting for equal rights for all people.
Let us never forget those who’ve needlessly died, and let us work to make sure it doesn’t happen again.