#SandraBland

If you know me, you know I'm emotional. 

If you knew me during pregnancy you know that my boyfriend banned me from watching the news during pregnancy because it literally made me cry every single time. So I continue to avoid it. 

I wanted to ignore the Sandra Bland news so badly. I wanted to close my eyes every single time I saw a video or post on Facebook because part of me felt like if I didn't acknowledge it that it would just go away. 

But how long can we just turn the other way? How many people have to die at the hands of corrupt law enforcement before WE as a community make a change?

Being a blogger, or even just being a presence on social media gives you a voice. It's time we stop sharing the WorldStar videos, and making memes and use our voice for something other than gossip. Pray for the family of Sandra Bland and please continue to #SayHerName. Don't let the media distract you, if you're not a part of the solution you're a part of the problem.

 

If unfamiliar with the Sandra Bland story, feel free to watch the full video of her arrest here

Tanay Howard