OMF X Black Lives Matter
The last few weeks have been intense but they haven't been anything new. This is something that has been going on for centuries and centuries later we are still fighting against injustice. We are still fighting for systematic change, we are still fighting for equal rights, we are still fighting for our lives. We must all - the black community and our allies - do our bit to ensure CHANGE.
I have spent a few days trying to figure how I can help. It doesn't feel right just posting *content* on social media when there is so much trauma being experienced by black people all over the world - yes the world. Yes America is where *most* of the uprisings seem to be happening but that's because America is BIGGER and LOUDER. That's all it means though, because right here it is happening and it is just as dangerous. It's not in your face and blatant. No. It's subtle whispers and suspicious glances. And honestly, I just cannot believe that this is a fight we are STILL fighting in 2020.
But you probably know all this, you've probably experienced this or in some way enabled this either because you didn't know better or weren't bothered because it didn't directly affect you.
How I'm Doing My Bit
***THIS HAS NOW CLOSED. £300 WAS RAISED AND DONATED TO THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE CHARITABLE TRUST. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO MY BIT TO SUPPORT, UPLIFT AND GIVE BACK TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY***
From Monday 8th to Sunday 14th June I will be running live workout sessions on Instagram. The aim is to not only encourage you to get active and help release some of the frustration I'm sure many of us are feeling at this time but to also raise money for BLACK LIVES MATTER UK (proof of this will be shown).
All I ask is for a minimum donation of £1 as you join the live sessions - there'll also be a challenge on Sunday! The timetable will be released later on today. All proceeds will go to BLACK LIVES MATTER UK (proof of this will be shown).
BLACK LIVES MATTER is a foundation that was created in 2013 to fight against white supremacy and systematic racism whilst fighting for FREEDOM, LIBERATION and JUSTICE. You can read more about the foundation and their mission at https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
Hope to see you there