Family Memories in Alabama
History matters and I am forever and unapologetically a history nerd. We made the trip to visit several important Civil Rights sites during our time in Alabama. As a transracial adoptive family we are always seeking to learn how to create a safe space in raising white and Black children in the same home. Allowing our kids to all question, feel safe, and not be exposed to trauma while learning about history is difficult. It requires much thought and prayer and lots of conversations; early and often. It also requires action- to make sure my children are listening to voices often excluded. Our time in Selma and Birmingham was about learning. And we are continuing to ask what John Lewis meant by "when we pray we move our feet."
See more about the specifics about what we did to intentionally learn more history over at Hawa Images. I linked resources there for Black History month as well!
Beach Girl Coffee! I went WAY too much.