#30 - Our Hearts Hurt / by Nameh and Sitara

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We dedicate this show, "Our Hearts Hurt," to Heather Heyer (1985 - 2017) who lost her life last week.

The recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia has touched us in ways there are no words for. Our hearts are hurting, we are confused, we are scared, we are angry and we commit to continue to be light bearers, even in this dark time. We share about our experiences at the Santa Fe rally, which was held in solidarity of Charlottesville. We talk about the challenges and beauty of all being in the same boat together. Nameh shares about the importance of speaking openly and honestly to the children in our lives during this confusing and scary time. Brene Brown, a favorite 'teacher' of Nameh's offers clear, loving insights around privilege. Brene offers her views on how the country was built on white supremacy.

We believe that things can and will change. We believe in people uniting, we believe that there will be a day when there is not an "us" and "them." We believe we are all from one heart. Where do we, as a people, go from here? What are you doing in this time to help? 

Resources:
Peter, Paul & Mary - talk about The March on Washington
Brene Brown speaking about privileged and 'owning' our story
Jimmy Fallon's reaction to Charlottesville
Heather's mother speaking at her child's funeral
Heather's father speaking at his child's funeral

One Foot/Lead with Love song by Melanie DeMore 


 

Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, tells the white nationalists that her daughter's death in Charlottesville only served to draw more attention to her fight against white supremacy.

Mark Heyer delivered an emotional tribute to his daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed on Aug. 12 in a vehicle attack while protesting white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.