How do you talk to your kids about racial tension?
In an alternate universe down south in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bellamy Shoffner is writer and photographer struggling with the same issue. She wanted to start a discourse on social justice issues issues facing many marginalized people and so she did what writers do, when they are impassioned. She picked up the pen. Bellamy started Hold The Line magazine (due to launch in December) to ‘support people of color and LGBTQ+ communities, people defying gender norms, working to combat mental health stigma, and the abhorrent d uprising of white supremacy.’
In Episode 6 of the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast. I am talking to Bellamy about her magazine, advice on how to talk to your kids about racial tension, the power of words and why you should never touch a black child’s hair.
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For a long time, I couldn’t quite place my finger on what exactly bothered me about seeing a non-black women rocking cornrows or faux fros or… bantu knots. But watching my daughter out of the side of my eye, trying to twist her doll’s hair while I casually perused my Facebook feed, it hit me. There ― for what seemed like the umpteenth time ― was a Kardashian, appropriating a black hair style as her own.Customizer.