Last week I took time away to pray, reflect, meditate, watch, read, and listen. The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others are tragic. Race played a role, which makes these tragedies all the more senseless. It also created an opportunity and momentum to improve. I’ve never been an eloquent writer. I’ve prayed all week for the Lord to help me find the right words to use. I didn’t want to use someone’s quote to sum up my feelings. I didn’t want to re-share images and words that were not my own.
It seems trivial and shallow here to post about cute outfits, fashion, my brand and business, adding in tidbits here and there about more important issues in the world. I’ve always kept that to myself. For as public as I am on here, there are things I do keep private. This is my happy space and I work hard to keep it positive, optimistic, and light hearted. That will continue to be my focus, but in my heart I wanted to share today.
Race conversations with our children have to happen. We need to better educate ourselves, be honest, and open. Listen to clergy, community members, and community leaders to learn, start conversations, and take direction. Being cruel or indifferent to others is not okay. Being cruel or indifferent to others because of who they are or how they look is completely unacceptable. These simple ideals need to be taught and lived.
Educate and teach others in a loving, patient way. Change comes both fast and slow. Our Lord would want us to do this, not hating each other. L❤️VE one another. John 13:34
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Excellent, Ashley, excellent and eloquent writing. Thank you. We have so much more to learn in order to grow out of this and you are starting the conversation.
Thank you for this post! I have read your blog for years and have been waiting to see what you would say. I love that you used your own words. Great job!
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