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So very tired

It is really overwhelming to read story after story in the news of preventable death because of guns, racism and hate. Over and over the stories begin to run into one another. This week a young white man in Atlanta took a gun and murdered 8 people, 6 of which were Asian American women. Hate isn’t new, racism isn’t new, gun violence isn’t new, genocides, holocausts and racial cleansings prove this both in History books and current events. However, in our enlightened society, it seems like something we could tackle successfully, but haven’t.

We are a support group, we understand we don’t shape policy, but we are made up of real humans. People who presumably vote, so instead of sitting idly by reading story after story of police violence, racially motivated killings, and hate filled diatribes, we must remember we wield power. We have the power to post about our feelings on social media, we have the power to teach our children to love and not hate, we have the power to vote for people who demand justice and believe in change, we have the power to speak up.

To say nothing is saying something. You must denounce things you are against or one might believe that you support things you really do not.
-Germany Kent

When people search out support, they are looking to have a say, they often feel they are powerless in their own life, this might be due to abuse either physical or emotional, it might be due to feeling overwhelmed due to a new diagnosis, change in relationship status or loss of career. The situations that lead you here to our site are numerous, but what unites every member is their desire for change, the hunger to have a say.

Your voice is the most potent magic in existence. -Michael Bassey Johnson

We all deserve to live a life where our needs are listened to, where doctors help us, where our medication is managed well, where we are loved well by family and friends. We deserve to love who we love without fear, we deserve not to have to fear being shot going into work, our place of worship or school. The reality is though, that while we deserve to be judged by who we are and not by our religion, gender, who we love, the color of our skin or where we come from, that isn’t often the outcome. Let’s be honest, the Atlanta shooting proves that if you are a white man who commits a crime, in this case takes a gun and murders people, you will likely live to see your day in court. Amaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many others, didn’t.

Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent.
-Reni Eddo-Lodge

This is our collective pep talk, we have a voice, a very loud voice if we choose to use it. We have a say over how our life goes, we have a say in who our governing officials are, we can vote, promote and advocate. We can be the change in the world we wish to see. We can make a difference in the world at large and in our own life, we have the power, we just have to be courageous enough to use it!

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
-Madeleine K. Albright

Cheers to brighter days ahead!
-Team SG

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