Start Here.

Updated: Jun 4

*Updated lists of resources and businesses below*


The effort in this list is only to serve as a starting point if you are feeling lost, helpless or uninformed. There are so many resources that I encourage you to explore to find what feels right for you. Here are some things that you can do to educate yourself, find your voice and speak up for what is right, what is humane and what is overdue.


Please find three resources to start with for each of these categories below:

- I want to learn more

- I want to get involved and/or donate

- I want to support local


I want to learn more


Watch

-Just Mercy - available now for free

-When They See Us - available on Netflix

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap - available on Netflix


Read

-The importance of voting.*Please note: Voter turnout is historically low in Albuquerque when it is not a general election, which is equally as important as voting for your next President.

-A powerful article written Layla Freed written to spiritual white women

-A list of anti-racism books spanning from historical to recent times


Follow & Listen

  • Rachel Cargle - Writer, Activist, Academic

  • Shaun King - Civil Rights Activist

  • Bryan Stevenson - Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative

  • Layla F. Saad - Author and Teacher

  • These are just a few that have spoken to me and by no means even start to represent the millions of Americans who have strong voices

I want to get involved and/or donate


-Support and get involved with NM Black Leadership Council

-Support our local NAACP chapter

-Read about 5 ways you can put action into motion


I want to support local


-Support local black business owners who are working tirelessly through the struggles with not only these ongoing events but the drastic effects of COVID-19.

Some other local yoga and wellness businesses are:

- Yoga Podcast by Breezy Bree

- Jasmine Rae Coaching


Some national yoga and wellness businesses to follow are:

Black Girl in Om

Vibrate Higher Daily by Lalah Delia

Nicole Cardoza - Creator of Yoga Foster (a non-profit doing amazing work)




These are just a few businesses and we know that there are many more not listed. Please email us or comment for us to add more!


Self-care is of utmost importance given all the circumstances we are digesting on an hourly basis in the world right now. Take care of yourself in order to better serve others. Take the time to learn and digest to become truly put "knowledge is power" to work.


With love and respect,

Ashley




Updated List of resources shared by our community


-Watch: Movie "13th" available on Netflix

-Support local: About Face MedSpa

-Support local: Corley's Albuquerque Auto

-Watch: ABQ's United - Saalih Mohammad to learn more about Black Live Matter and share more resources








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