Throwin’ it back for my human rights!

Racism. Equality. Discrimination. Prejudice. These are just a few important matters people are fighting to correct. And if you aren’t protesting on the streets you may choose to write a poem, volunteer your time or even sign a petition to express your support.

But twerking in the fight against prejudice?

Now I’m down for throwing it back and having a good time in the appropriate setting. If the vibe is high I’m personally holding on! But why include this to celebrate MLK day? And how did the BLM insta page think that would fit?

In the artist’s statement, it’s claimed the ‘Twerk on Washington’ is to advocate for the decolonisation of oversexualising Black women’s bodies’. I see that point and even if it may not be to my taste, maybe I can understand the thought process. But I just don’t think it marry’s well with celebrating MLK day. Do you?

I laughed when I saw it, both out of awkward embarrassment and bewilderment. Express yourself how you want to but judging by the comments, it missed the mark.


A Changing Heart

The world has been on fire for the last couple of weeks. It’s always been hot but the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the like at the hands of the police has set it off. The constant distress has been draining, making it hard to reconcile my feelings into words. I mostly felt angry and it didn’t feel right for me to only right from that standpoint.

Social media has flooded us with history and informed us on the oppression Black people across the world still face. As a collective, we’ve been privy to a violence I can’t comprehend.

As a Christian I recognised the need to balance my woes with hope. This confronted me with what I can do to change my own world. A common theme church leaders, like Mike Todd of Transformation Church, have conversed over has been how a modified heart is the only way to see progression. Confront the parts of it which ignorantly holds bias so you can dispel it. This transformation will help us to be advocates of justice and expand our circles to include everyone regardless of race, religion etc. It makes sense that one of our basic human duties is to stand up for anyone who is being afflicted right? ALL LIVES MATTER is a stupid statement if you will have no compassion for the murder of a trans-Indian male just because you disagree with their lifestyle. Good thing none of us are God.