9:56 AM

A special month is on and I want us to not forget to pay attention to it. Because that's what we love to do. We see things, we say we support it, we are motivated to spread the word, and then. ugh, life or whatever happens. We postpone things. We always love to speak up and fight for the ones who should be heard more, but again... it's an effort. 

And that's why I am here for. 

I am not an influencer - I will never be. But I want to inspire you with some things. I know that there is still so much out there we should know and learn about.  There will never be a time when we are done with learning... no one is so smart, sorry. 

There is always a reason to pick up a new book, change perspectives, and simply learn. Understand. Creating a feeling for something. 

That's why Black History Month is always a great chance to slow down, get some new books, and finally stop procratinating.
We might say we know a lot already, but when it comes to black history, black creations, black literature, poetry, music, whatever you name, we have such little clue. 

It's a fact. 

Black History Month is only throughout February, but we need to celebrate black excellence every month. Stop racial injustice, stop white supremacy, and finally adapt to a normal and especially respectful existing experience. Period. 

Let's become activists and read more to fight more and fight better. 

So, today we are sitting down and doing our research. There are soooo many great books out there. It's time to read them.
It's time to feel uncomfortable. Some of the books will bring you a lot of pain, vibes, and feelings you might not know how to deal with. Others will bring you a lot of wisdom and understanding, others will bring you closer to the real beauty of poetry and words. It's connected and so essential. 

I also chose some books for kids, because this is something every generation needs to learn and focus on. So here's a little inspiration what we can read and surely talk about with our friends and family. Tell your loved ones what you are reading, share quotes, and correct their way of thinking! 

This is the perfect time to change our beliefs and wrong ideas. I want to celebrate. 

Jamia Wilson - Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present | Fred R. Standley - Conversations with James Baldwin | Leonard Thompson - A History of South Africa | Mounir Myr - Good Trouble : John Lewis Notebook: Get Into Trouble Good Trouble Necessary Trouble | Camille T. Dungy - Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry | David Roessel - Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes | Langston Hughes - Selected Poems of Langston Hughes | Mary-Frances Winters - Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit Paperback  

Let's do better! 
Let's grow!
Let's celebrate every black and brown human being! You are loved and so appreciated ~