George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Three names too many. Three names in a long list. Black Lives Matter. Period. Structural racism is just that - structural. It doesn't go away just because you, with your own lived experience, can't see it. It doesn't go away because you're not affected. It doesn't go away. It doesn't.
For structural racism to be dismantled, for the chance to change anything, we have to start with ourselves, our own prejudices, our own innate racism, our own privilege. We have to do the work, yes, but we also have to stand up, speak up, stand in the gap.
Now is the time for action. Black folx and POC have been doing the heavy lifting on their own for too long. We cannot and should not ask any more of them. Now is the time to do the work, by stepping up, taking the time to educate ourselves, protesting, donating, standing in the gap.
To everyone asking what to do and where to start, we have put together some suggestions for anti-racist educators, authors and links to specific websites, accounts and posts. We want to repeat again - be respectful of them and their spaces. They are human beings, not resources. If you are learning from any of the people and organisations below and you are able to, please support them financially, particularly those who are sharing free content via Instagram.
Hi lovelies! I kind of completely dropped the ball on putting FO posts out there, but as you all very kindly let me know through our "what do you want to read on the blog" survey, you actually really like them, so we have some catching up to do!
We're starting with two FOs that have actually quite recently only been finished – if by recently we mean the end of 2023. They're both from Issue 10, and were both a delight to knit!
Hi lovelies! I am so delighted to welcome our second double-digit magazine issue into the Making Stories family: Issue 11, Seashore! Our Spring 2024 issue features 12 wonderful, layerable, delightful-to-knit patterns that are fabulous on beach days, a stroll through the park, or a day out with the kids.
We also welcome Liza Laird with a beautiful poem about our relationship to the ocean to our pages.
Hi lovelies! I adore a good color-changing yarn, so imagine my excitement when I found a non-superwash, 100% wool version (not so easy to come by)! Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle comes in at 250 m / 273 yds per 100 g and knits up beautifully to a fingering-weight, sport-weight and DK gauge.
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