'How do I help?' is such a difficult question to answer. Only you can know how to affect change in your daily life, and how big or small those changes might need to be. One of the biggest things we think you can do is to truly listen and learn about what is going on, and then use this information to talk. Talk to friends. Talk to family. Talk to colleagues. You can help to make talking about race and racism become less taboo by doing it more often, with less ignorance.
You can also donate to Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK), a coalition of black activists and organisers from around the UK. The fundraiser is asking for donations in order to “support UKBLM’s work with black communities in the UK”.
We have also been asked by some very kind souls about donations towards the running of the Lost for Words. There is, of course, no obligation, but this project has been entirely funded by the two of us, so if you have found the website helpful and have a little to spare to say thank you, we would really appreciate it:
Use your voice
Signing petitions is a quick and free way to use your voice. Bring government attention to issues that you support or actively refute. Here are a few that we have been sent and/or signed: