It all started long ago, but really, more recently when I read about Nia Wilson being killed, my feelings of rage, shame and disbelief drove me to act. I have felt shame and embarrassment for some time over the hate crimes being committed all over the country, and the rise in frequency of such crimes ever since the beginning of Number forty-five's reign. I have seen the most ridiculous things occur in the name of white privilege and the misguided white supremacist cults springing up all over the country, that I felt I could no longer live with myself for not acting.
I decided that if there is anything I would work for, it would be the eradication of the privatized prison system.
So I decided to write Black Lives Matter over my shirt every day, until I saw change happening. The reasons I approached the project in this manner are:
I began this journey on July 30, 2017. I will add to this project in the hopes that I can help to eradicate the privatized prison system and in that way, abolish legalized slavery once and for all.