Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Unfortunately, this is a sad one for Wanda Cooper. My heart aches for her and I can't begin to imagine her pain.
As we all know, Wanda's son was murdered on February 23. Ahmaud’s birthday was May 8 and he was born on Mother’s Day. Try to imagine not being able to celebrate your son’s birthday and Mother’s Day because evil, twisted white supremacists decided to take a black man's life for no reason.
The purpose of this post is not to dwell on what happened though. I composed this to ask people to stand up for what is right. This is about a fight for Ahmaud Arbery. This is about a fight for every person of color who has been wrongly accused or murdered. This is about a fight for justice and equality.
I Run With Maud
My goal is to take action because actions speak louder than words. I participated in the Run With Maud event on May 8th. Also, I’m joining groups, volunteering, and want to know what else I can do as a concerned citizen. Won't you join me? You can start by signing up on the website created in his honor.
The beautiful painting of Ahmaud is by TL Duryea and the talented artist permitted me to share it. I recently became familiar with her work on Instagram, inspired by her portrayal of "sheroes." She is a fellow activist and her portraits speak about justice and humanity.