A curator of African folktales. A trained journalist and content editor. An independent Global Education Researcher. Partner to a guy I met on a dusty bus stop in Nairobi on a Saturday afternoon. Mother to four of the world's best backpacking Third Culture Kids. A self-proclaimed world citizen with strong Kenyan roots. A global nomad, always ready to stop over for giggles and a hot cup of tea.
How much injustice is too much for children to bear, and are they losing their innocence in the face of the racially charged incidents that are happening in the US? The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has provided parents with more quantity time and a chance to see what our children have learned from the adults raising them. As a mother to mixed-race children, I have especially been concerned about how these issues affect my children’s identity and how much of their innocence is lost as they learn about these distressing issues.
The stories that we tell of ourselves can only be completed by others. To bring justice in our world, we will need more than hope for a better future. We will need to start growing a peace garden decorated by all our differences, and we will need to connect these stories as parts of our collective story as human beings.