The year 2020 has been equal parts catastrophe, chaos, and revolution. The year began with the emergence of a global pandemic, followed by an uncoordinated (and woefully inadequate) response that disproportionately impacted marginalized populations. But even in a pandemic, police brutality persists. The resulting protests were met with more violence. And quite frankly processing this all has been crippling.
Over the last few months I have been grappling with how I plan on protesting. For some, their activism of choice is marching or attending a rally. With a global pandemic, I didn’t feel comfortable joining large demonstrations. Instead, I learned to carve my own path and contribute to the cause in ways that made the most to sense to me. If you are unsure how you can help, here are some suggestions: