Pay Melissa Taylor

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Melissa Taylor started this petition to Black Mental Health Matters (Black Mental Health Matters)

 

I have taken down the petition because we are working on a resolution. Public shaming is rarely an answer, yet I have participated. I will have to do my own healing in participating in public shaming. All I can say, the situation was unusual, triggering, and disturbing on many levels. 

There was so much unnecessary suffering, as a result of this fundraiser, which robbed me from my joy. I am slowly reclaiming by joy by surrounding myself with like minded people and practicing rest. 

This fundraiser was meant to transform lives in small and big ways. And in a wonderful way, it is transforming lives despite all the pain.

I am sharing my thoughts because everything we touch creates change. We cannot always predict if our hands will create positive or negative change, but it will create change. We can manage what change we create by asking ourselves three questions:

1) is my touch equitable 

2) is my touch about justice or ego

3) is my touch trauma informed 

 

”If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it” Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

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