Six Feet Apart

A project emerging in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement

 

Members of our Mindful Living program reflect on their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ann Marie Davis

Not Again

Someone on a Facebook livestream kept bringing up Kenosha. He talked about how some people are empathic and need to retreat from the world. Others are always reacting deeply. And then, two days into the latest state sanctioned attempted murder, I read about what happened... ...

I Am More Than This

I don’t know if I have good advice for anyone about getting through this time. I am struggling. If pressed to say anything, I’d tell other black people, talk to other black people, as much as possible. You suffer less if you live in a... ...

Questioning The Why

The Founding There is no way, from my point of view, to ascribe benevolence to owning another human as chattel, unless whoever uses that descriptive suffers from psychosis. Thomas Jefferson’s mansion stands atop his mountain like the Platonic ideal of a house: a perfect creation... ...

I have taken my liberation in bits and pieces

Flight Plan I have taken my liberation in bits and pieces I have felt the ancient cage loosen its hold around my heart in small, dry creaks so as not to let the beaten leather skin fall away too soon to leave the tender flesh... ...

apocalypse: knowledge or revelation

Whether we know it of not, we are witnessing a shift in momentum for this country and the entire world. an increasing momentum to evolve. This momentum may have started with an unknown man or woman who jumped off of a slave ship rather than... ...

Context

Some part of me, some front and center part, really doesn’t want to write this because I really don’t want white people thinking they understand what I am feeling. One day when I was either in preschool or early grade school, I was out by... ...

people say ‘I’m Sorry’ and I Still Feel The Same

I live a hundred million light years away from white people on this planet. I remember when I was about five, a white boy who lived next door to me took a hammer and smashed my fingers as I walked along the side of a... ...

I love this world so much

As I write this, I am worried that no one is quite like me, while at the same time I am certain that no one is. I want someone to give me a nod of understanding as I speak and I recount my life. Someone... ...

Forest Williams

We the peaceful

First there was Corona Virus, then there was the wave of police brutality that was caught on film and shared across the globe. It is a chaotic time to be alive Our interconnectedness is undeniable and yet we are out of sync with ourselves, with... ...