JENNIFER BALLERINI

Therapist Blog

21-Day Anti-Racist Challenge

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Over my 42 years of life in this country, I have breathed in racism every day. Like a noxious cloud around me, racism has been slowly poisoning me and my fellow countrymen every day of my life, every day of this country's existence. As I sit with that painful truth, as I sit with America's 400+ year, slow-motion holocaust of Black and Indigenous people, it feels clear that changing the system, changing the environment has to begin with each of us.

As a patriot who loves my broken, complicated country, and longs to have real "liberty and justice for all," I can think of no better way to celebrate the month of America's birth by committing to Eddie Moore's 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. As we light fireworks, put out flags, and celebrate with barbecue, let's also keep working toward a "more perfect union." Please join me in spending this July becoming a little more mindful, a little more humble, a little more compassionate, and a little more filled with the revolutionary spirit that fueled America's birth.