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Jesse and I picked The Crown back up again — we had kind of dropped it because life happened and the only time we’d had to watch shows we’ve been watching This is Us or shows with the kids.
We’re nearing the end of Season 1 and still enjoying it as much as we did when we were first watching it. Have you watched The Crown? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
Note: We’ve heard that there’s an episode in Season 2 that is not family-friendly. We’re watching the show ahead of time to see if we feel like it’s something our girls can watch with us.
I listened to I’m Still Here on audiobook through Libby. I found that this book stirred up all sorts of things in me… and I don’t really have the right words to express so much of — and I’m still doing a lot of processing.
Jesse and I had a lot of conversations on race and bias as a result of this book. It made me think and ponder and examine my heart and I so appreciated that.
However, to be really honest, I came away from the book feeling frustrated because I felt like she told story after story of racial injustice but then I felt like she didn’t give me — as a white woman who has very admittedly grown up with so much privilege — really any practical suggestions or ways that I can better bridge the divide or help to heal the deep wounds of racial injustice.
I want to do the best I can to raise my children with eyes and ears and a heart to see and love ALL people and I want that so much for myself, too. But she only gave example after example of what not to do — which I really appreciated. But I ended the book feeling like, “Well then what should I do?”
I’d love to hear if you have suggestions for books that might help answer that question for me. It’s something I’ve been pondering a lot — especially as my kids get older and have friends from many different races and cultures.
What have you been reading or watching recently? Leave a comment and let us know!