There's a Twitter chat tonight at 9:30 pm ET for the #DisabledBlackTalk community.
Tonight we've opened the discussion to the entire Black community, as so many of us seem to be affected by the Rittenhouse trial, upcoming holiday stress and the never-ending pandemic.
Topics we will touch on include
- The Rittenhouse Trial
- Protectihg yourself in social media from topics affecting your mentail health
- Immiment holiday anxiety
- The forever-never-ending pandemic & stress around it.
At the start of our chat, we always have a Question Zero (Q0), that allows us to get to know other people in the community and introduce ourselves.
Below, I'm going to list tonight's questions as well as the approximate time they should appear on the TL. This way, if you like, you can go to Twitter's web page,
and set up your questions in advance.
For me, this takes a lot of time, attention or energy pressure off me, and allows me to spend more of the chat mingling and uplifting other voices.
Q0. Introduce yourself & optionally tell us how you feel about the #RittenhouseTrial or other national events that spotlight racism or white supremacy.
(No need to disclose any diagnoses or symptoms if you'd rather not.)
Q1. What is your mental state currently? Why do you think that is?
Q2. When Black people, white supremacy or other stressful national news stories involving race are in the news, how does it affect you? Does that change when you are at work, school or on the internet?
Q3. OMG this parallelogram. How is the ongoing pandemic affecting you mentally? How are you coping?
Q4. If you are #BlackAndDisabled, how does your mental state affect your other disabilities, if you have them?
Q5. Do you experience pre-holiday stress? Has it started yet?
How do you handle it?
Q6. How are you currently coping with your mental health? Do you have advice for other people from your experience of what works for you?
Q7. As many have said before me, you can't self care yourself out of the effects of white supremacy. But, what do you do to mitigate the effects, if anything?
Q8. How do you protect yourself from unwanted images of Black pain and death on Social Media? Do you use social media controls to lessen the exposure?
Q9. Do your methods of self-protection and/or boundary setting help offline? If so, do you have advice for others? If not, what do you wish you could deal with better?
Q10. You can go back exactly TWO years from today and tell your former self ONE thing. What is it?
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