i’m sitting scrolling through Instagram taking a 5 minute brain break from my grad class work about urban education policy which breaks my heart because education policy and initiatives in urban school districts don’t take into account poverty unsafe living conditions mom working 3 jobs just to put food on the table and keep the lights on violence drugs all of which are exacerbated by the pandemic we’re in right now
all i need is 5 minutes to escape from that but as i scroll all i can see is ****** death sadness rage
another unarmed back man was murdered by white cops another cry of “i can’t breathe” another child died of starvation another plane crashed another trans woman of color was murdered another kid committed suicide another animal was shot so someone could have bacon for breakfast another black man was harassed by a white woman while birdwatching in the park another woman was beaten by her husband while quarantined together
all i need is 5 minutes to escape the ****** death sadness rage that’s everywhere
i’m just tired everything i’ve seen today has broken my heart everything i saw yesterday broke my heart and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that
how can i help make change if i’m so **** tired all the time?