This is going to be a little different of an episode, and we all know why.
Here at A Murderess Affair, we are united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.
In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action
On this podcast I usually talk about women who are, as the tagline says, known for mayhem and murder. And when I started this podcast, I began it because I was tired of not hearing about women in history, and especially when it came to women who seemed to be buried because of their overall lack of feminine qualities.
Recently, with the civil rights protests across the United States and in other countries, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. Yes, I was retweeting and liking, signing petitions, checking on my voting status and planning for upcoming elections at all levels. But I have a platform, albeit a smaller one, that I couldn’t figure out what to post on. But to do nothing is also inconceivable at this time.
So I wanted to take the chance to pay my respects to another woman in history, who was active in the civil rights movement, labeled as a radical and a “race agitator”, and oftentimes isn’t as well known as other activists.
Her name, is Ida B. Wells. And I feel like her story is one that we need right now