Despite my belief in the power of bearing witness, I have long stopped watching viral video footage of police murdering Black people. I cannot passively watch Black children be murdered. I’m also most likely to mourn this violence privately, because social media feels like a fleeting space for persistent and repetitive grief. In my current role, I have a responsibility to join the chorus of folks who understand racial injustice as a root cause of the harm that children experience globally. That, by design these systems will kill, maim, disappear, silence and harm children the world over. That none of…

dr. ramatu bangura

as a Black feminist, mother and writer, i attempt to capture and share my fleeting moments of clarity and explore complexities in my life and work

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