I invite People of Color to ask for what we need to feel better, be happier, be more productive by posting in this space. These may be both material and immaterial requests.Just so there isn't any confusion, Natasha provides examples:
I invite people who identify as White to offer services or contributions to People of Color in need of time, energy, substantive care, and support.
POC 1: I need a massage. This week.Lest you think this is a joke, below are a couple of examples from the website of people requesting and offering reparations payments.
White Person 1: [posts Groupon with code for redemption]
POC2: I need therapy. I can spend $10 a session.
White Person 2: [posts contact information to a therapist who they have made arrangements with.]
POC 3: I need groceries.
White Person 3: "I'll get them for you. PM me and I'll send an Amazon Fresh or Safeway delivery. You just pick out what you want. I have a $200 limit."
POC 4: I'm too upset to make dinner. I live in Seattle.
White Person 4: "Come over to my house for dinner, bring a friend if you like. PM me and I'll send you the address, or can I order delivery to you? What kind of food do you like?"
POC 5: I need a quiet place to work on _________.
White Person 5: "I have an office, spare room, house, that will be unoccupied on the following dates, would you like to use that space? I can send pictures ..."
POC 6: I want to scream and cuss at someone.
White Person 6: "I volunteer as tribute. How do we set this up?"
POC 7: I want to escape this cruel world in a *Specific Videogame* but can't afford it on Steam right now. This is not a crisis, I just don't trust people easily and want to see if this works.
White Person 7: Thank you for giving me the chance to do something concrete and relatively easy. I was quietly hating myself for doing nothing.
The request below comes from Lily who would like someone to buy her the new World of Warcraft game dropping on August 30th.
WOW. And these pigs want to be funded to sell hate?
Yeah, well work hard and have some talent, no one rides for free