PSA: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Hello everyone.

There are a lot of new eyes to this website, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about that. However, this is not the time for celebration. As happy as I am to have you all here, this is the time to act, learn, and listen about the struggles of Black people across the world.

I founded this site being a non-binary Black woman, who is heavily inspired by other black women before me already laying the groundwork in the horror community, especially Graveyard Shift Sisters’ Ashlee Blackwell. I am proud of who I am, and I am proud of my voice. Racism has always been a never-ending factor in my life, one of which helped me create a website, this website, that I fill with my words and the words of my friends. Allys who have stood with me in solidarity, and I couldn’t be more thankful and proud of them.

I want to use this site as a platform to do something good. We have a reach, as small as it may be. I can’t go back to business as normal, and DIS/MEMBER can’t go back to business as usual when so many people are putting their lives on the line to fight injustice. The world is burning and hurting, and I want to use my voice and scream BLACK LIVES MATTER at the top of my lungs. So, with the help of my friends, that’s precisely what the fuck we’re going to do.

I’ve asked my friends to help me write articles and lists. I’ve asked them to compile lists and write articles of Black creatives, filmmakers, writers, films and more to share with you. Let me repeat this. I have asked them to do this because, as much as I want to, I can not do this alone, and I am thankful that they are willing to help.

We will have links on every single article on how you can help donate, and the links below are a great place to start.

Please be safe. Please speak up. Let your voice be heard. Take no shit. Do the world. Don’t step off the gas.

In solidarity and power, Insha.


BLACK LIVES MATTER
WAYS TO HELP

Want to donate, but can’t spend the money right now? Stream this Youtube video by Zoe Amira, filled with different and diverse Black voices. Please find out more by visiting POLYGON, including instructions on what to do with ad-blockers and such.

Here are more links to help Black trans people, Black LGBT+, and many more. There are also tips if you’re planning to protest, including advice on what to brings, what to wear, keeping yourself safe, and more.

*No longer accepting funds due to overwhelming support, but please support anyway!


WATCH THIS:

“Every Black person understands and realizes the first time you were reminded you were black. I need you guys to understand how painful this sh-t is. To be reminded every day that your race means nothing. And that isn’t the case anymore. That is never the case anymore.” – John Boyega ❤️