Riley MacLeod
rileymacleod
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6/2/20
2:43 PM
1

I’m in the same boat, wondering how to help. Anxiety prevents me from going out and marching. I have exactly two twitter followers (which I don’t mind, I basically only have the account to follow people and enter contests), and everyone I have on my Facebook is already posting/signal boosting so if I did I’d just be Read more

6/2/20
12:36 PM
1

Being non american, all I can do is watch this dumpster fire of injustice and wasted energy... Read more

6/2/20
12:03 PM
2

I’m in Chicago and one of the peaceful protests yesterday stopped about a block or two away from my place (small blocks). Heard the helicopters around 5:30 yesterday as the news was following it. We could hear them chanting and the helicopter feed showed that it extended a good four blocks. The peaceful crowd moved on Read more

6/2/20
11:47 AM
2

My stomach was turning all day yesterday and I was looking for outlets on how to help and ended up donating to a few bail funds and other organizations in the NW and nationally. I also checked in on my Sister-in-Law, who is a black American, and I am embarrassed I had not done it sooner. She is OK, but understandably Read more

6/2/20
11:35 AM
4

Like I said yesterday, this is where I’ve been. Raleigh was under curfew last night, and the mayor extended that through tonight as well with a statement chalk full of infuriating passive voice. Going out feels like even less of an option than before. Read more

6/2/20
11:31 AM
3

This might be a lazy man’s justification for not going out and doing more, but I think the daily interactions thing is key.

Just be nice to everyone. Or at the bare minimum, don’t be a dick. I’m nice to everyone I can be, and if someone is rude to me, I generally just shrug it off. At least in person. Still working on Read more

6/2/20
11:20 AM
3

This topic is really speaking to me today. I’ll continue to give donations as things progress, but I do want to do more. I’m going to amplify the voices and experiences of black Americans and others directly impacted by police and state violence. I’ll continue to bear witness and try to speak out and share verified Read more

6/2/20
11:18 AM
6

After my post yesterday I made a bunch of donations to organizations that are trying to help with the protests. Posted about my self-perceived “cowardice” on Facebook and most of my friends (even those who are participating in the protests) said not to beat myself up, and my donations are still a form of action. Still Read more

6/2/20
11:13 AM
6

Continuing what I was talking about yesterday, I’m trying to “help” people around me get the correct information and frame of reference. I rambled onto my partner yesterday about stuff, because they don’t normally go on social media. I wanted to make sure they were getting correct info. Some of my family members also Read more

6/2/20
11:04 AM
2

Other than donating money to bail funds, is there some known way of donating supplies (or money for supplies) for protestors?

6/2/20
10:54 AM
3

I have been trying hard to be productive at work, but it is really hard as I just want to absorb all that is going on. I went to a protest yesterday, and it was peaceful, with plenty of support. It was a small step, but damn, I need to do more too. This seems to also include just processing so much information that it Read more

6/2/20
10:53 AM
6

Things in Chicago are heating up appropriately and I’m hitting a demonstration today. But honestly, I think one of the best uses of time going forward is to help out with cleanup duty. Local BLM branches are good resources for this kind of work, and following them on Twitter usually leads to other recommendations for Read more

6/1/20
12:41 PM
4

Fwiw, I put out the call on my FB to EVERYONE (but directed at my activist friends) for some initial guidance on things to do, and it turned up a bunch of deliverable actions. Give it a shot, see if anything turns up

6/1/20
11:55 AM
4

A tale of two worlds for me yesterday. On the bright side, EA picked me up for more work on Apex throughout the summer, so I was very happy about that. Read more

6/1/20
11:44 AM
6

Don't downplay that courage. It takes a lot of strength to confront family like that. I applaud you for it. 

6/1/20
11:37 AM
9

Had a heated argument with my mom last night. I’ve been more outspoken on social media about everything going down. I live in the rural countryside, so no availability to go march for me, but I have a lot of rural white friends who are spooked by the riots. I’m doing what I can by pushing the narrative to focus on the Read more

6/1/20
11:28 AM
3

Definitely not courageous here. Lots of heavy thinking and doing my best to bear witness, and a big round of monetary donations to places making a difference in police reform and racial justice. But, where’s my body at? Still indoors, away from the many marches each night in Portland. Would I be out there if there Read more

6/1/20
11:19 AM
6

I definitely found my courage. I just quit Facebook today. Like, literally five minutes ago. Then I saw this article. Read more

6/1/20
11:10 AM
12

I did not feel very courageous this weekend, as I could not bring myself to get over my current anxiety of being outside in large groups enough to go out and protest. I was near and around the Seattle protests this weekend and was able to shout some words of encouragement, but my proximity was all in relation to Read more