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4 hours ago

My boy Joshua John...never a day goes by that my heart doesn't search for you...and it would seem everytime I am away in the caravan my heart searches more...25 years and 6 months since I last held you, child loss truly is a life sentence... #joshuasteddybear #childloss #alwaysmissed #childbereavementuk #saytheirnames

7 hours ago

Switch your mentality from I’m broken and helpless to I’m growing and healing 👌 You’re doing amazing and if you could be doing any better you would .... so there 😝 let yourself be 🙏✌️ . . . #stillbirth #stillbirthbreakthesilence #babyloss #stillamama #stillborn #stillloved #neonataldeath #sids #miscarriage #saytheirnames

13 hours ago

25 still alive. . . Baby girl loves to kick & play in there. We’re enjoying everyone’s surprise when we reveal I have 3 months to go with a belly this big. After having growth restriction with my sweet baby boy, I couldn’t be happier knowing this lovely little girl is growing right on schedule. . . Every day I get to carry her is a blessing, every time I get to feel her kick makes my faith just a little stronger. Every part of me hopes to bring her home. . . 💙💗👶🏽🌈 #acornerforavery #25weekspregnant . . 📸 @spitlerj

15 hours ago

#togetherwerise #togetherwepersist #togetherweareamericaspromise Reposted from @elizabethwarren ( @get_regrann ) - It’s time for a president of the United States of America to #SayTheirNames #LGBTQForum - #regrann

18 hours ago

I haven’t posted much recently I have had the worst hardest weeks since Naya died . In July we had a chemical pregnancy and so lost our third baby in 16 months , this hit me hard as I now know I won’t be able to give Naya and her brother and sisters a younger sibling . I have been in a really dark place and so had to step away from social media to keep my mind clearer . My anxiety has been so bad some days I struggle to even drive , I am spending more days cancelling plans and isolate myself more and more . I can no longer look at pictures of my children that are here with me as babies as it’s too painful . I think of Naya every moment of every day and feel so completely broken by her death . Living this life without her just feels too hard , people just don’t get it and so I feel I’m putting on my ‘ I’m fine ‘ mask more and more . I feel distanced from everything I feel numb and I feel dead inside . The ache I feel for Naya is so painful will I ever not feel this way ? Nayas siblings keep me going reminding me why we are so lucky she chose us , the way they love her so deeply is breathtaking , I wonder every day who she would be like ? Would she be a diva like India or be gentle like Marley or be as funny as Hudson . They miss her every day too . My heart hurts when they ask me why she was taken . Naya you are more loved than you know . Miss you my girl 🦋 #grievingmama #grievingfamily #stillborn #misscarriage #babyloss #babylossawareness #saytheirnames #naya #mamaofsix #angelmama #mamachasingbutterflies 🦋

19 hours ago

rip #saytheirnames There's an epidemic of murders of black transwomen. Trans visibility on television and screen is not saving them or us. We must do better for those who are most vulnerable.

19 hours ago

This tho. We need SO much more of this, and way more of Elizabeth Warren up in this U.S.A. Say their names! . . #elizabethwarren #teamwarren #lgbtqforum #trans #transgender #translivesmatter #saytheirnames #lgbt #queer #gay #2020 #2020election

20 hours ago

THIS! At last night’s historic #LGBTQforum , #ElizabethWarren read off the 18 names of the Black trans women that have been reported murdered this year. The audience rose to a standing ovation before the candidate added that the “cost of inequality for trans people, particularly trans women of color, has now reached a moment of crisis and it is time for everyone in America to speak out on this issue.” For the full moment, tap the link in bio. #SayTheirNames 🎥 @elizabethwarren

21 hours ago

Getting Sam and the Deuce ready for a car show in Stockton to honor our #fallenheroes #saytheirnames #honorthefallen #neverforget #goldstarfamilies #armystrong #servicedogs @kevin_graves

22 hours ago

#WeRemember#SayTheirNames#BeTheirWitness ⠀ ⠀ Army Sergeant Joshua J. Strickland served with the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2013 and rests at Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington. Join us in saying his name and honoring his life, service, and sacrifice.⠀ ⠀ Army Staff Sergeant Liam J Nevins served with the 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2013 and rests at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado. Join us in saying his name and honoring his life, service, and sacrifice.⠀ ⠀ Army Staff Sergeant Timothy R McGill served with the 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2013 and rests at Maryrest Cemetery in New Jersey. Join us in saying his name and honoring his life, service and sacrifice.

22 hours ago

If we want peace, we must fight for justice. #InternationalDayofPeace #justice

23 hours ago

Congratulations @mynameischrischalk on your fantastic acting in @whentheyseeus as (adult ) #YusefSalaam Multiple #Emmy nominations! #Emmys2019 Congratulations to you all! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #WhenTheySeeUs #saytheirnames #remembertheirnames #exonerated5 #yusefsalaam #koreywise #raymondsantana #kevinrichardson #antronmccray


Congratulations on the multiple #Emmy nominations for this phenomenal, gripping, truth of this miniseries #WhenTheySeeUs thank you @ava for this, film! I wish you, the cast and all, involved. I give My deepest love, support & gratitude to, #koreywise #antronmccray #kevinrichardson #raymondsantana #yusefsalaam #saytheirnames #remembertheirnames #exonerated5 #Emmys2019


I’m running the local Valor (run for the fallen ) 5k this morning. The amount of respect that was shown during the national anthem had my heart bursting with both being proud and immense sadness that I have two names on my bib of fallen Green Berets that I have known. We keep them alive by speaking their names and sharing the stories that we have with them. The Special Forces community has been hit hard this year. Every group has lost someone. More than 60% of Special Operations (this includes all elite from each branch of the military ) casualties are Green Berets (Army Special Forces ) These men hold true to being the Quiet Professionals. 💚 Not only are they skilled with unconventional warfare; they are humanitarians and ambassadors for the United States of America when necessary. . . . #GBF #greenberets #5thgroup #quietprofessionals #elitesuperwarriors #keepersofthebrave #18D #deltaseries #ftcampbell #ftcampbellky #clarksville #clarksvilletn #ntcstudent #armyspouse #steelmagnolias #steelmag #brotherhood #sisterhood #saytheirnames #neverforget


🖤🖤🖤✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 #saytheirnames #transrightsarehumanrights #Repost @sacramentoforwarren with @get_repost ・・・ Thank you @elizabethwarren for standing with trans women of color #warren2020 #sac4warren #sac4warren #nycforwarren #nyc4warren #winwithwarren #teamwarren


And the names she read are just the ones we know about, many more go uncounted at the national level. Further, all the candidates gave really thoughtful and powerful responses to the questions and use of the open platform. I love our big, beautiful lgbtq family and am grateful for our allies, advocates and activists. #saytheirnames #glaad #lgbtq #warren2020 #WarrenforPresident #iloveliz #WinWithWarren #lgbtq 🌈


Birds of a feather flock together🕊 Today is #worldgratitudeday and one thing I’m especially grateful for is the incredible community of baby loss mamas I’ve met through Instagram. In those first dark, lonely weeks it’s hard to know who to turn to, who will understand your pain, sometimes it’s a stranger on the other side of the world ends up being the person who can provide you with the support you need because they just get it, they’ve been there too . They’ve also sat up late at night searching #babylosssupport #lifeafterloss #stillbirth #miscarriage desperately looking for answers and some respite from the loneliness baby loss brings. Very early on I met @on_my_way_to_a_rainbow who’s wisdom and honesty has helped me enormously; an Italian, living in London sending hope across many oceans to an Australian 🗺💙 . Other accounts I love are @feathering_the_empty_nest @woodnailsandcotton @lifedeathwhat @ihadamiscarriage and @zoeadelle I can’t imagine what it would have been like to go through the loss of a baby without having people to connect with so easily who’ve faced similar heartache 💙 . Illustration @margaret jeane


We had a chat last night, I cried. I told Ryan that I was still angry. Angry at those who don’t or won’t talk about Dominic. Those who end a conversation or display awkwardness when we say his name. Ryan said “I think they expect us to be over it by now” The problem is that Dominic didn’t get the chance to live outside the womb so to those around us, it feels as though it’s a case of HOW CAN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY YOU NEVER MET? He isn’t that important & we shouldn’t still be sad because he wasn’t here before he died. But he is our son, we spent 8 whole months planning the rest of our lives around him. From the moment we knew I had a tiny life inside of me, our world revolved around him. We spent this time talking to him, feeling his precious kicks and talking about “when the baby is here” He is our baby, our child & he died. He was stillborn but he is still ours and we will grieve forever, not only for him but for the parents we should’ve been and the life we should’ve had. Dominic Anthony Entwistle 18th November 2017 Our son, forever and a day 💙 • • #stillbornstillloved #stillourson #foreverourbabyboy #foreverloved #deardominic #youareloved #youaremissed #youareremembered #dominicstouch #son #firstborn #ourmissingpeace #saytheirnames #stillbirthawareness #infantlossawareness


The Countdown begins! We need 3000 wreaths in 85 Days!


18 black trans women have been murdered this year. That number rings in my head, over and over, like an air raid siren no one is listening to. We're scrambling for cover with dwindling government support, and the bombs are still dropping- my community is still dying. * * * I think about the elections looming in the distance, and I feel urgency thrum in my chest. We have to make our voices count for those who can no longer speak. Protest, write, vote. Conscientiously. Lives are stake. It's one of the only ways we can make the world remember these women- and make sure they are granted justice and peace. * * * So I'll keep saying their names. Over and over. #translivesmatter #saytheirnames #vote2020 #transrightsarehumanrights #letuslive #stopkillingus #lgbtq #blacktranswomen #18istoomany


Senator @elizabethwarren read the names of the eighteen trans women of color that were murdered so far in 2019 at the #LGBTQforum “It is time for a President of the United States of America to #SayTheirNames


Elizabeth Warren had me choking up when she started her time reading the names of trans people who have been murdered this year. 😭😭😭 .. .. #SAYTHEIRNAMES #BLACKTRANSLIVESMATTER #lgbtqforum


I can do hard things // sometimes hard things looks like this. This mama’s words are certainly light-filled and inspiring. Tidbits of her words are shared below 💛 . . “These bump pictures have been hard to push myself to do but also so freeing... If you are a plus sized mama, or even if you aren’t, but feel more ‘fat’ while pregnant. I challenge you to take photos too... this babe deserves to be celebrated just like any other. Don’t let anyone tell you differently”. 🍃 Words and photo by @documentourdays Fern Organic Bamboo Tee & hand pressed I Can Do Hard Things design


Night shift so I am busy doing these again tonight, this time they are for kids. Hopefully our babies will make some other little ones smile 😍💙🦕 #babylossawareness #stillbirth #stillborn #infantloss #infantlossawareness #neonatalloss #rememberthem #saytheirnames #raok #payitforward #london #randomactsofkindness


(From 09/20/16 ) This is not a gentlemanly post. I am sorry in advance. I must speak less gentlemanly, and more from the perspective of an angry Black man concerned for the lives of his family, his friends, his community, and his people. You know their names. Amadou Diallo. Freddie Gray. Oscar Grant. Sandra Bland. Walter Scott. Eric Garner. Philando Castile. Tamir Rice. Alton Sterling. And now, Terence Crutcher. The list, unfortunately, goes on longer than that. At some point, those of you who endlessly defend this unjust supremacist system that does not mete out justice in equity; even you have to be a least a little concerned that you are on the wrong side. It would seem that it is getting more difficult for you to defend the unarmed killings of Black men and women. But for the rest of us, those of us left to mourn these men and women, whether we knew them or not; our task is different. The deaths of the aforementioned men and women will be in vain if we do not take control over our own circumstances. Democrats and Republicans do not solve problems. Benjamins and wire-transfers solve problems. If we do not take economic control, we will never have political control. If we do not take political control, we will never have judicial control, law enforcement control, media control, or educational control. This is America. Wealth talks here; more than education, more than muscle. Therefore if you wish to protest in sincerity, protest with your wallet. Riot with your pocketbook. Build and support OUR businesses and OUR banks and OUR credit unions. Buy land, and build upon that land. We must buy from each other, and sell to everyone else. If you wish to protest in sincerity, change your purchases and your viewing habits and your tithing recipients. Turn our trillion dollar buying power into economic might. Throwing a Molotov cocktail takes nothing. Changing your money takes everything. That is how you protest if you really want change. Do not depend on Hillary, Trump, Democrats, or Republicans. We must change the status quo ourselves, as a people. Starting today. #TheCompleteGentleman #TheRealGCode #TEAMAce #YBGMinistries #SilverRightsMovement #SayTheirNames


The early moments of our first park in #malden for #parkingday as seen from inside the Commemorate a. [78] umbrella. We added about 5 more tags including one for a 23 year old who died from anorexia last week. The woman who made the tag said, " thanks for letting me talk about her." Such a priviledge to carry her story. @monkeyhouselovesme @lovelettersfromboston @cnc_little_library @maldenculture @masscultural #grief #connections #saytheirnames


Oh my word, this picture hit me like a freight train. 🚆 I have had all this insatiable and beautiful maternal instinct building up, and building up, and building up in me for 9 months (/ years! ) Then just when it was reaching it's crescendo; getting ready for it's glittering entrance, suddenly and without warning, there is nowhere for it be channelled. The object of this instinct's desire is nowhere to be seen yet the instinct is still very much there and in droves and it won't leave me alone. It's such a horrible sensation. I feel like an octopus scrambling around trying to find the baby I've lost. But he's nowhere to be found. This picture sums it up with profound accuracy. It's absolute agony. The energy of this instinct is keeping me awake, making me feel constantly restless, it makes me feel anxious, I can barely concentrate on anything until he is found, but he won't be. Ever. Where are you Toby. My arms need you. . . . . . . . #grief #bereavement #mybaby #stillborn #stillbirth #stillloved #babyloss #babylosscommunity #letstalkabouttoby #imissyou #gonetoosoon #saytheirnames #preeclampsia #hellpsyndrome #emptyarms #stillbornisstillborn #maternal #maternalinstinct


*NEW POST* No one tells you what it’s like to go home to an empty nursery. No one tells you how you have to fight the urge to wake up your daughter from her perfect slumber just to make sure she’s okay. And no one tells you how much you want to die. And no one tells you how to plan a memorial service for your infant. And no one tells you how much you look forward to every single sunrise, hoping it’ll all be a dream. Click on the link in our Bio to read more. . . . . . #1in4 #1in8 #infertility #infantloss #babyloss #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage #neonatalloss #mybabydied #grief #sids #stillborn #stillbirth #grief #bereavedmother #childloss #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #tfmr #dadsgrievetoo #mamagrief #bereavedparents #adultchildloss #pals #bereavedfather #lifeafterloss #pregnancyafterloss #babylossawareness #weneedtotalkaboutbabyloss #breakingthesilence #saytheirnames


The first rock finished and ready to be varnished in memory of my cousin Ava Sofia Olivia-Rose Loxley Lael Tilly Elisabeth Charlie Harry The 3 Little Birdies Mylie Grace Little Bow Baby Schwegmann Baby Schwegmann Naya Alice Layla Zachary Baby Xhika Joshua Charlie Arlo Danny Wilber Ringo Hector Bertie Rosie April Eli Christopher William Frank Aria Anna Oakley William Grace Evelyn Rebecca Rose Sienna Elizabeth Lewis David Maxwell Jack Steven Archie Ronald Markus Oliver Trinity Serenity Kaiden Emmy Rose Adriana Lillie Billie Little Star Elsie Stevie Joey 💖💛💙 #babyloss #specialangels #inourheartsforever #alwaysremembered #saytheirnames #blaw2019 #babylossawareness #support #awareness #babylossawarenessrocks #rockpainting


It sounds simple, but it can sometimes be tricky. If you need help learning how to actually do this, click the link in my bio and set up a mini session. I’ll show you how. 💕 #ihadamiscarriage #iam1in4 #iam1in160 #pregnancyloss #momtoanangel #pregnancyafterloss #maternalmentalhealth #stillbirth #miscarriage #ectopic #infantloss #saytheirnames #breakthesilence #thoughtwork #babyloss #lifeafterloss #grievingmother #stillbornstilloved


#WeRemember#SayTheirNames#BeTheirWitness ⠀ ⠀ Army Lieutenant James A Ackerman served with Battery C, 67th Coast Artillery Corps during WWI. He made the ultimate sacrifice on this day and rests at the Suresnes American Cemetery in France. Join us in saying his name and honoring his life, service, and sacrifice.


Gathering up all the things for @cnc_little_library #parkingday parklet in #Malden today. @susanchammond can you spot your yarns in there? This project is sponsered in part by @maldenculture @masscultural @monkeyhouselovesme @lovelettersfromboston #saytheirnames #carrytheirstories #grief

2 days ago

BLAW2019 • This year for BLAW, i’d like to share other people’s stories on Arthur’s Star. If you would like to share your child’s story, please do get in touch so I can give you more details. • It doesn’t need to be a huge essay, it can be short. I’d ideally like a short Instagram caption to go alongside a photo (this can be of yourself, of your baby, or something that reminds you of them, the choice is yours ) and then a piece to go on the Arthur’s Star website, which will be launching very soon • I truly believe that reading others stories, helps us feel less alone. So if you’ve been to one of our meet ups, or are local to the area and would like to share something please please do get in touch. I’ve tagged a few accounts that have attended a previous meet up or are local to the area but please do share with people that you think may be interested. • Please note, you don’t have to have attended an event or be local to share your story, everyone is welcome • #blaw2019 #blaw #babyloss #localsupport #afterarthur #arthursstar #saytheirnames #lifeafterloss #parentingafterloss #stillbirth #neonataldeath #miscarriage #tfmr #strongertogether

2 days ago

Angelversary in the babyloss community is the official day you lost your angel baby. I recognize DJ’s angelversary on his birthdate: January 18, 2016 👼🏾. ⠀⠀ Each year we get a cake a sing happy birthday to him. Another date I often recognize is DJ’s official due date: April 7th. I created #DoGood4DJ a day I ask my family and friends to do something nice for someone else (pay it forward ) in honor of DJ’s name and legacy. ⠀⠀ What days do you recognize and celebrate in honor of your angel baby?

2 days ago

Just listed in our Etsy shop is this brand new necklace. I am in love with these personalised angel baby necklaces. 25% of the sale price will be donated to @bearsofhope in honour of your angel. #leiselscollection #bearsofhope #angelwing

2 days ago

You’ll be uncomfortable, and you should be! #actorstheatreoflouisville #hypeman #saytheirnames #blacklivesmatter

2 days ago

To all the mothers out there who have been through adversity and heart ache and obstacles as impossible as the sun itself. You will make it out with a heart as warm as gold. A core made of fire. Lives soaked with full Intentions. Hope like another morning. You will know how to start again - how to walk through walls with palms wide open and how to begin at the edge and end. Author Unknown ... You are truly amazing 🙌 . . . #stillbirth #stillbirthbreakthesilence #babyloss #stillamama #stillborn #stillloved #neonataldeath #sids #miscarriage #saytheirnames

2 days ago

So true. #graysongregory #jacksonfinn #21w4d #march272019 #ttts

2 days ago

As the year progresses, the fight for justice continues. Eight more #trans people have been murdered since pride, making a total of 19 murders of trans folks this year. While some turn a blind eye, we see you, and deeply mourn for you and your loved ones.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Enough is enough. Trans murders must stop!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Say their names:⁣⁣⁣⁣ Denali Berries Stuckey⁣⁣⁣⁣ Kiki Fantroy⁣⁣⁣⁣ Jordan Coffer⁣⁣⁣⁣ Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe⁣⁣⁣⁣ Tracy Single⁣⁣⁣⁣ Bailey Reeves⁣⁣⁣⁣ Bee Love Slater⁣⁣⁣⁣ Ja’leyah-Jamar⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Rest in power beautiful people!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Shout out to @themilajam for this powerful image. To learn more about the trans folks murdered this year, visit the link in our bio.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #SayHerName #SayTheirNames #DenaliBerriesStuckey #KikiFantroy ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #JordanCoffer #PebblesLaDimeDoe #BaileyReeves #BeeLoveSlater #JaleyahJamar #BlackTransLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter #RestInPower #StopKillingTransWomen #StopKillingUs #transwomenofcolor #Transwomyn #blackgirlmagic #transisbeautiful

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P u r p o s e 〰️ My babes and I from our outing to the fair this morning + a note for mothers 〰️ I had been praying and longing for a creative outlet + focus for two years before Wander + Wonder came to be. One year before I launched my shop I thought I was ready. But I simply wasn’t. I was in the trenches of motherhood and once again laid my passion for creating back on the shelf. This time last year I was staying up into all hours of the night carving out my very first collection of designs for Wander + Wonder. I was incredibly nervous... “what if no one likes my designs? What if they laugh at me 🙈? What if all of this is for “nothing”? (In hindsight, I would have told those lies and seeds of doubt that ‘nothing is for nothing’ and that everything has a purpose! ). The doubts swirled and whirled around my mind. But my HEART knew there was no turning back. I said YES to my hopes, my vision and my dreams to create for mothers, from my calling of motherhood. I am here, doing what I am doing because I am passionate about motherhood... because I am passionate about mothers. This calling is not easy & it looks different on each and every one of us. And ya know what? It’s a WORTHY calling. I hope that this space, this itty bitty space in the grand scheme of things, can be a source of encouragement, life and love when you need it most. Mother, you are welcome here. In every stage of your journey you are welcome + you are valued. So whether you are longing for life, submitting an adoption profile to your agency, carrying life in your womb, or 5 babes in... your s t o r y is welcome here. . . Thank you for joining me. For showing up, believing in me, loving my creativity, artwork and passion. On a deeper level, thank you for supporting my family through your purchases and for standing with me through our miscarriages this year. You are seen, and you are valued. Love, abbey 💛

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You cannot blame them, you cannot make them understand 💫... let those people go and let them go with love ... I wish I’d have learnt to understand this 3 years ago ✌️check out You Tube - Lisa Sharrock Grace & Light to find out how you can do this for yourself (episode - let them go & let them go with love ... hopefully it won’t take you 3 years with a few pearls of wisdom 😉 ) . . #mybabymatters #stillbirth #stillbirthbreakthesilence #babyloss #stillamama #stillborn #stillloved #neonataldeath #sids #miscarriage #saytheirnames #StillAtaboo #pregnancyafterloss

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Stay soft it looks beautiful on you 🌹 . . . Healing after loss is surrendering and unbecoming everything you thought you ever knew. Going inwards and trusting your intuition will enable you to listen to your soul... there are no solutions outside of us so stop searching for them - you need to stop the glorification of busy and grieve... you also need to let all of the things that once served you fall away - anything or anyone inauthentic in your life won’t survive ... learn to be and let things go . Your life may seem shattered to pieces but have faith and courage that the pieces will come back together in a way that is more aligned and better than ever before 💫 You’ve got this ✌️ . . . #mybabymatters #stillbirth #stillbirthbreakthesilence #babyloss #stillamama #stillborn #stillloved #neonataldeath #sids #miscarriage #saytheirnames #StillAtaboo #parentingafterloss

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"there really is no mode of empathy that can replicate the daily strain of knowing that as a black person you can be killed for simply being black: no hands in your pockets, no playing music, no sudden movements, no driving your car, no walking at night, no walking in the day, no turning onto this street, no entering this building, no standing your ground, no standing here, no standing there, no talking back, no playing with toy guns, no living while black.” #recognizeyourprivilege #blacklivesmatter #saytheirnames #fuckracism #thisisamerica

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The lighting on the floor in here is so shitty lol but who else likes sitting on the floor while they #study and #TakeNotes 📚🔎✏ Stay tuned for the podcast True Colors that will be premiering the end of October. We will be discussing the history of Black America, True Crime cases that have plagued our community, giving a voice to individuals who never got to speak and shinning light where only darkness has prevailed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #TrueCrime #Podcasts #Blerd #BlerdFitness #BlerdWomen #BlerdGirl #melaninpoppin #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic #SayTheirNames #blacklivesmatter #StudyHabits #TrueCrimePodcasts #BlackTrueCrime #atlantachildmurderer #TrueColors #TrueColorsPodcast

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From Nazi Germany to arriving in the USA during the 50s, I really wonder how the change was for Hans Massaquoi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954, but Ebony was created in 1945. So I wonder how a young man who lived through Nazi Germany must have felt arriving in the country of the Jim Crow laws and witnessing all this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While researching, I've read some comments about Hans Massaquoi, where some people were trying to compare 'the level of racism' between both countries. But really, it is not about the level of racism but rather HOW it affects one's life. For some, it might seem Hans was better off in Germany, but I am very curious about his first years in the USA. His point of view is probably unique. I don't think it is a case if he ended up in publications like Jet and Ebony. After all, these were spaces where he could feel he belonged and could explore his identity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Right after WWII, in 1948 precisely, Ebony dedicated one of their issues to the Rhineland Bastards - those abandoned mixed-race children in Germany. In 1951, Jet did a feature of African-American couples adopting German mixed-race children.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #TheLBDPortraits #Germany #Liberia #afropean #afrogerman #afrodeutsch #mixedrace #africa #europe #nuremberglaws #jetmagazine #ebonymagazine #nazi #nazism #nazismo #racism #hiddenstories #hiddenstory #rememberthem #saytheirnames #dontforget #deutschland

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Hans Massaquoi wrote an autobiography entitled Destined To Witness in which he tells his life in Nazi Germany. But that isn't the only thing, in 2006, a German telefilm was made about his life. A German telefilm about a mixed-race boy in Nazi Germany. I don't know if you understand how important it is. For having lived in Munich - the city that gave birth to Nazism - I can say German people are pretty ignorant about black people. I also noticed the concept of race is still strong there though the racial laws are not anymore, that is why I find amazing such a telefilm was made in Germany. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I still need to watch it though. But don't worry, I will come back with some feedback about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The title of the telefilm is Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany and it is available on Youtube 🙌🏾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #TheLBDPortraits #Germany #Liberia #deutschland #afropean #afrogerman #afrodeutsch #mixedrace #africa #europe #nuremberglaws #marienejar #leilanegra #nazi #nazism #nazismo #racism #hiddenstories #hiddenstory #propagandamovie #rememberthem #saytheirnames #dontforget

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Compared to other Afrodeutsch who were abandoned or any other black men living in Germany at the time, Hans was fortunate. A lot of Afrodeutsch born between 1925 and the post-war period were abandoned while black men were sent to frontstalags - segregated concentration camps. With the 1935 Nuremberg laws, his life changed again. Racism became official. As a consequence, he could not pursue higher studies when he dreamed of being an engineer, nor find work or date anyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was also during the same period that a doctor called Wolfgang Abe created a racist theory. According to him, women who had relationships with black men were incubators of a race that wasn't entirely human. As a result, mixed children were inferior beings. On a side note, women in History are always the criminals in this kind of case. But men doing the same thing with black women (most of the time forcefully ) weren't insulted, turned into criminals or mentally-ill people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a German boy reached 10, it was mandatory to be part of the Hitler Youth. It didn't happen for Hans, as the teacher never called his name. It was an experience that hurt him deeply. This yearning to belong followed him through his teenage years, when he tried to enrol in the army but was denied the right because he wasn't Aryan.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1948, at age 22, Hans set foot for the first time in Liberia where he reunited with his estranged father. Despite enjoying the country, he decided to leave for the USA where due to a twist of fate, he ended up taking part in the Korean war. He then studied journalism before becoming an editor at Jet Magazine, then later a managing editor at Ebony Magazine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #TheLBDPortraits #Germany #Liberia #afropean #afrogerman #afrodeutsch #mixedrace #africa #europe #nuremberglaws #jetmagazine #ebonymagazine #nazi #nazism #nazismo #racism #hiddenstories #hiddenstory #rememberthem #saytheirnames #dontforget #deutschland

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