Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate’s The Potluck: June 2020 includes summer shirts, a TV show, beauty items and more. Come check out my list and tell me what was on yours for the month of June.
Just like May, June feels like it was a million years long and also a million years ago.
Time in the time of “the sickness,” as our older one calls it, is strange.
The month of June was like a gut punch, to be honest. My eyes were (finally, finally, FINALLY) forced open to systemic racism that I’ve benefitted from for my entire life. And I’m now striving to do the work of unlearning and teaching my girls so that they can help as we dismantle it.
Again—I know I am unbelievably privileged to be able to educate myself about racism instead of experiencing it—and I don’t view this as self-improvement work. It’s something we all must do because it’s necessary, it’s right. Also, it’s past time we fixed this.
So, once again, I wanted to share something I’ve found immensely helpful, what I’m calling a learning list. (And this month’s learning list is one item.) This is not a part of my monthly Potluck list, and it’s up here first because it’s the most important.
- The Antiracism Daily: This daily newsletter dives deep into so many issues and does more than just investigate various issues. (And I say this as someone who freaking loves anything that dives deep.) It offers action items, too. I love waking up to this in my inbox and try to read it first thing every day. (You can support Nicole Cardoza and her team on Patreon or sign up for a corporate subscription!)
Obviously, I’ll continue talking and sharing more resources as I find, absorb and put them into action in the coming months. 🙂
Also, let me stress that this isn’t an exhaustive list. And it probably won’t ever be, but I want to use this platform to share and help others, so if it helps you, fabulous!
Now let’s talk about this monthly love list…
To recap, my potluck, as defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster is:
the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made… a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively <a potluck supper>; whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time.
Now who’s ready to see what ended up on my list for June 2020?!?