Let’s start a movement

Let’s start a movement

Let’s start a simple movement

Relieving the burden of proof

From those who are oppressed

Relieving the burden of proof

From those who are marginalized

Relieving the burden of proof

From cultures that have been appropriated

Let’s start a powerful movement

Relieving the burden of proof

From those who experience micro aggressions

Relieving the burden of proof

From those that experience systemic racism

Relieving the burden of proof

From those that experience discrimination and prejudice

Let’s start a movement of believing those experiences by relieving the burden of proof requirement to be heard.

DeShauna Hollie

Not so hurried

Sometimes we want them to already know

What we know

Sometimes we want them to be who they are going to be

Without know who they are now

Sometimes we try to hurry them

To be who we want them to be

Sometimes we try to hurry them to be

Who we see them as

Sometimes we hurry them along so fast

That they don’t get time to

Play

Rest

Tryout life before

Committing to who

They are

Committing to who

They want to be

Sometimes we want them to bloom

Before they are ready

We are here

We are here in this place of hate and fear

We are here in this place where

None of us can remain silent

We are here in this place where

We all shout out that:

“You are wrong

Children belong with their parents

Your fear and your hate-

you can keep all

to yourself.

We want no part in your political games

That

Destroys families and

That

Traumatizes us all

Leaving us

Broken and shattered

Like your

Political soul that

Survives on

Fear and hate”

We are here in this place

Where your

Fear and hate

Will

Not

Win

Lyrical Way

Song and dance, lyrical words and moves, artistic strokes, guiding us through the hardest days and hardest nights

Life not performances, realities of the world catching up with us, moving through us, connecting us 

Because we are not meant to walk this walk alone, we are not meant to heal alone. 

Guide our feet as we embrace hands extending love, hope and forgiveness in the dignity of the lives we live