all black lives matter

it feels like i've aged 10 years this week. joints creaking, muscles spasming, and all i can do is sleep. my body responds very quickly to trauma. ancient ancestral wounds buried deep within, carried by my mother and my father and all that came before, have ruptured. again. my soul is tender, my flesh flagellated by the echo of all lives matter, the violence of apathy and the disrespect of wilful ignorance.

i don't usually have a sweet tooth, but this week different iterations of desserts have been swirling around in my brain. we all need an extra bit of sweetness sometimes. i wish i could nourish and nurture you all.

instead, i have collated several incredible resources i have seen this week. i have included links to support self study, some to give you pleasure and some to aid your healing journey, as well as specific resources to support activists on the ground in the US and UK. we can not let this become just another moment. thank you to everybody sharing and posting.

this list is not at all complete, please send me things you think should be added.

all Black lives matter. Black joy, Black healing and Black futures matter. i hope these resources can bring us further to this vision.

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForBellyMujinga #JusticeForTonyMcDade #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

and so many others.

we must always remember:

it is our duty to fight for our freedom.

it is our duty to win.


(the poem below doesn't yet have a name, but it is how i feel)

i want to wrap my people up in an everlasting embrace.

hold them tight and not let go.

ancestors! fill me with the power of the phoenix.

let my tears


fierce and defiant.

let the wounds begin to heal.

cover me with your grace and help me wade through the waters of our collective grief.

there is space for all of us on my back.

when i get tired, let us rest in the depths while yemaya holds us


and carries us to the freshwaters.

maferefun oshun,


warrior woman,

let me nourish myself with your sweetness.

adorn me with the apparel of war and

remind me of my battle cry.

recall the flood and bring us home.



NUS BSC master thread

for healing:











@dawn_ estefan_psych




Meditate with Soul

Homecoming Podcast

self care tips for Black women

Black mental health



















Black Lives Matter


thread by UK Jamii on how to support if you can't protest

Justice for Belly Petition

ways we can demand justice for Belly Mujinga

Minnesota Freedom Fund @mnffreedomfund

Resourcing Racial Justice

Black journalist therapy relief fund

donate to the Black Cultural Archives






@jadebentil @divanificent




anti racist children's books

free book

12 essential books to read

amazing thread making academic texts more accessible

Black History Month Library AMAZING RESOURCE

master list of Black revolutionary readings

support for those protesting in the UK


UK mutual aid

London Campaign Against Police and State Violence

UK Lawyers supporting pro bono

things that have brought me joy












Balamii radio blackout

Reprezent radio blackout



@abeislegend no more wings

links to Black cinema

dance. sing. scream. trauma is stored in the body and must be released. call your peoples. be tender with one another.

a reminder it's also Pride month and ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER. support your Black queer siblings:








i am holding space for you all.

saf xxx

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