This is something I must face each day as I wake up in a home that is Indigenous. I am white. I am Dutch. I am a settler, a guest on Indigenous territory in a country on Native land. It is not and never will be my native land.
I am afraid of the journey ahead of me. It will bring change and change is not always welcome, even if it is needed! Think about your visits to the dentist.
Layla F. Saad uses white supremacy in her title because it is the truth. It is a bigger pill to swallow than privilege, and it is one I need to take every day, for the rest of my life.
Yesterday I picked up the journal to go alongside the book. I have the audio book to listen to, as well as, a Kindle version. I need to read this book, too. Hearing it is not enough.
It is not enough to read these words, hear these words, or write about these words. The goal is to change – and to be a better ally to my daughter and her family. And to remember always, that I am a guest.
If this is a journey you are taking, I invite you to walk with me. I will not go fast. I will take the time to write and speak. I will take the hand of my daughter and I will learn.
I hope you will join me.