As a team, we’ve decided that the blog and our social media accounts will continue to be mute of design content this week in order to create digital space for the Black activists, content creators, and organizations who are sharing important information, and to amplify their content on our own platforms. This country doesn’t need design distractions or escapism from us right now. We are using this time to LISTEN, learn, unlearn, and understand how to be better role models for racial and social equity within the blog and design fields and our own lives. We are also using this time to be more active in this fight for justice (keep an eye on our Instagram stories for information about protests and marches as we hear about them, as well as ways you can help donate supplies to support local LA protests).
If you’re looking for more information on who we are listening to, what we are reading, and a list of just a few of the Black designers and makers you can follow to take your own first steps in the fight for racial equity, please head to Sundays post. Then head to our Instagram stories for some of the accounts we are following to continue our anti-racism and ally education.
To our Black readers – We stand with you. And we apologize it’s taken us too long to make racial equity a consistent priority at EHD. We appreciate your comments, feedback and constant engagement – seriously. We know that you are holding us accountable to making permanent changes, and we are putting together an action plan for what is to come. Right now it’s important for us to listen to our fellow designers in the Black community, understand what will create effective and equitable changes, and take more immediate actions in other ways. Black Lives Matter.