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I currently exist in a painful struggle. Racial trauma and fatigue have been here, but combined with a pandemic, this is something else. Things are similar, yet different — familiar yet strange. A disorienting combination of panic, confusion and pain.

I’ve been holding the intention of honestly connecting to myself…

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The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police was the catalyst that set off a storm of global protests against police brutality and systemic racism toward the Black community in general. Within those protests exist individual stories of pain, abuse, and terror.

5 Ways You Can Support Black Lives Right Now


Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. — Malcolm X

From Los Angeles to New York City, the killing of George Floyd last week by police officers in Minneapolis has ignited protests across the nation…

Chanice Lee, teen activist

“Non-Black activists are not listening to Black voices and it is killing us.” — Jamila Mitchell, Black Youth Project

Long before Parkland students decided they’d “had enough” and descended on Washington, D.C. to “March For Our Lives,” young people of color flooded the streets, protesting an even more pervasive school…

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I was thinking recently how sometimes, our children may be the only ones in the world who truly, see, feel, understand and respond to our humanity. …

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About a year ago, we wrote an article about resisting Trump’s war on Latinx immigrants,* and in January, we wrote a piece on the importance of people of…

Hello Threads of Solidarity fam,

It’s June 2018 and that marks the anniversary of many big things. Threads of Solidarity is a little over a year old and we have seen tremendous growth. We completed and published 21 action calls, 17 original articles by Women of Color which have been…

How to Compensate Black Women and Femmes on Social Media for Their Emotional Labor

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This is the final action call in a series for Black History Month. You can financially support our work at:

White people believe slavery ended over 150 years ago. Black people know better. Slavery has merely evolved into more insidious (albeit socially acceptable) oppression. What definitely hasn’t changed? …

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“(We see) how much more effective a society can be if we allow women to explore their full potential.” — Lupita Nyong’o

If a rifle-wielding Black man in a beret is your go-to image of a Black Panther, you’re a victim of white revisionist history. Such patriarchal imagery not only…

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“It’s one thing to acknowledge the centrality of African-American women as the wheels of our political moment, it’s another to put them in the driver’s seat.” — Kimberlé Crenshaw

After 98% of Black women voters in Alabama’s senate election last year “saved us” from a rabid white supremacist pedophile, news…

Threads of Solidarity: WOC Against Racism

A collective voice for women of color solidarity and liberation. Warding against the sunken place. Not here for delusional Becky or Chad the Explainer.

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