A Spindly Strand

Sometimes change isn’t enough.

a spindly strand
hangs down over his face,
blocking part of his line of sight.
he brushes it away,
hoping that small action
will allow him to see clearly again,
but it doesn’t.
no small action ever can
when he’s so deliberately ignorant
of his surroundings.

Photo by insung yoon on Unsplash

Today’s resource for love and understanding is the video of KimberlĂ© Crenshaw’s TED Talk titled “The urgency of intersectionality.” She speaks specifically on the way that intersectionality affects black women in the United States. Warning: this video does contain some graphic clips of black women being brutalized by police. It happens in a video that Crenshaw shows at the end of her talk, and she does give a warning about the clips before she starts the video.