The #SayHerName movement was created by Black women and girls, speaking out about how their stories get less attention. Major protests usually happen in response to police brutality aimed at Black men, but the problem doesn’t hurt just one part of our community.
Now, more Black women’s cases are becoming increasingly visible because of organizing like #SayHerName. However, the inclusion feels bittersweet for many in our community because of marginalization. This is a problem that NEEDS to be addressed.
To achieve Black liberation, we have to fight for the safety of ALL Black people regardless of age, gender, or disability. It’s not about the racist misconception of “Black on Black violence.” It’s about acknowledging harm that jeopardizes our movements. Let’s fight for everyone, together.