• Ashlynn Crow

Black Lives Matter

I support freedom, equality, and justice for black lives. If you want to learn more about the movement and give your support, please visit this site: Ways You Can Help.

Not everyone is made for the frontlines, so if you feel like you can’t protest on the streets for whatever reasons, you can always support in other ways such as:

1. Donate.

2. Confront racism wherever you see it. Online, with family or friends, and to acknowledge it within yourself and know that you can fix it. Then work towards fixing it.

3. Write articles and blog posts in support.

4. Share important resource links on social media for protesters, like bail funds, safety precautions, and updates for those protesting in your area.

5. Vote.

6. Rest. We often forget to refuel our bodies and our minds when we are under stress or busy helping others. Remember to take breaks and to rest. Your mental health matters and everyone needs moments to decompress. You never need to apologize or feel guilty for taking care of yourself.

If any of you feel unsafe, or you're struggling with mental health, please contact someone who can help.

Therapists and hotlines:

Mental Health Matters

Resource for those seeking help from domestic abuse:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). Resource for those in distress who need confidential support:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Black Lives Matter

Change needs to happen.

I love you, I see you, I hear you, and I stand with you always and forever.