If we’re committed to being anti-racist and not just an ally (yes, there is a nuanced difference) then we have to engage in a conscious effort to unpack our own racism; eliminating the barriers we unconsciously put up when we're made aware that something we've stated, shared or done is racist.
One thing we must do if we are actively committed to anti-racism and the unlearning that this vital work requires is being able to fully examine our own personal implicit biases. Individual racism isn’t just about torch burning or hate-filled violence. It’s also about tackling the quiet, often unquestioned perceptions that uphold racist systems, attitudes, behaviours and actions.
Writing prompts can help give us content ideas or alleviate writer’s block when it strikes, but they can also be an opportunity to pause and reflect. We can use them to practice gratitude but also challenge ourselves to examine how we practice our humanity.