Now is a time for reflection, as we find ourselves at so many crossroads all at once. The circadian rhythms of our world have been disrupted by a series of unrelated events, presenting us all with an opportunity to stop and think; to reassess and reprioritise. Across the planet, there is a sense that we are finally waking up.
Waking up to the fact that our acceptance of the status quo is polluting the very ecosystems that we rely on to survive. Waking up to the divisiveness of the media and the rhetoric of modern politics. Waking up to the racial injustices and systemic racism that has subsisted under the surface of our society for too long. Waking up to the realisation that we can all live in a better, fairer and kinder world - if only we all work together to make it so.
We have touched upon all of the issues in the past, except one. Following the murder of George Floyd by representatives of those elected by the people to protect and serve, a deep-rooted issue that has been overlooked by so many for so long has once again risen to the spotlight. Except this time it feels different. This time it feels like there is a chance that real change is on the horizon. This time a unified and global movement is standing up and saying enough is enough, and that silence is compliance. We must listen. We must educate ourselves, and educate others. We must act.
Should you feel, as we have, that you could take a more active stance to tackle these injustices and strive for a better future, we ask you to please take time to absorb and share these resources:
There is a distinct and tangible inequality in our world, and it is up to every one of us to recognise it, to understand it, and to stamp it out. Black Lives Matter. That is not an opinion. It is a fact.