We paused our regular content this week to reflect on how we can do better for our African American community.
As Asian women in America, we have faced different forms of discrimination but not at the level of systemic racism that black people have experienced. As fellow human beings, we are morally obligated to do better. As TCM practitioners, we advocate the wellness of all people.
Let's keep working peacefully together to end racism. Every action counts, whether it’s listening, sharing, protesting, donating, or voting. Join us to take action now. Here's a compilation of resources to support our African American community.
We will do better together 🖤
Barack Obama’s article on Medium
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. Watch the interview here.
Alterrll M.F. Mills' take on ways ordinary people can get involved, with a focus on actions to be taken.
An extensive resource of Black History/Revolutionary Texts/Anti-Racism Library
BlackAcupuncturist.com is a place to come, to gather, and to grow for the betterment of black and brown people. This website also serves as a resource for keeping abreast of the latest news and research generated by the growing number of African-American men and women who practice this beautiful medicine. Their mission is to provide potential patients a resource to find providers who understand the needs of diverse patient populations and to educate the world about our field and diversity that exists in the wellness industry.
According to CDC, African American women are 2.5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related healthy issues than white women. Black doula was created to bring justice and equity to birthing people all over the world. Their platform offers workshops and doula services to help guide women through birth and beyond.
Black Earth Farms delivers boxes of fresh, free food to African Americans who have been arrested, bailed, traumatized, or injured. The farm also donates to members of the Black community who are responsible for organizing funds for those awaiting bail and protestors who need medical attention.
Creating space for black women to breathe easy.
Our vision: a world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered & seen.
POLITICAL AND LEGAL ACTION
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES
Support Black Owned is a free Black and African American owned business directory and blog filled with thousands of 100% Black, Moorish, and African American owned businesses, spread all over the world. The site’s Black Business Directory offers a free listing and a resource for Black owned businesses.