I almost left a few minutes into last week’s Citizen’s Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting. The overwhelming emotion that filled the room poured over me like boiling water. After a deep breath, rather than running from the scalding, I stood still for it. Opened up to the pain. It was important for me to witness and support black voices being centered. It was a messy, imperfect, essential space for community grief and anger. May it not be in vain.

Wounds

“Society doesn’t contain the harm against black people,” adrienne maree brown said in an interview on the For The Wild