Trigger Warnings: Murder of Black People, Mentions of Su*cide and Su*cidal Ideation
Black lives matter. This statement was trending in May and June, remember? Black lives have always and will always matter. So why does it take murder for us to say that so passionately?
You may be wondering why I started a statement about CUAllies with Black lives matter. The reason is simple. There is no liberation for the LGBTQ+ community without liberation for the Black community and vice versa. Fannie Lou Hamer, a Black disabled badass activist once said, "Nobody's free until everybody's free." If youâve been to the Brookland Busboy's and Poets, you may have seen this quote painted on the wall above the bar. I believe it firmly, and I live my life by it.