Diversity matters Positive living!

Don’t be shocked!

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve heard my brothers and sisters of a lighter hue say they are shocked.

It has got to the point where I feel that my plight and the plight of those who look like me is being mocked.

Don’t be shocked!

In times likes these with the pandemic, the riots, the idiots who lead and incite hate and division.

It would be easy to yield and rise to the derision.

Don’t be shocked!

Instead, we stand in solidarity with our people across the globe who face insult, ridicule and downpression.

Murdered in the streets while the world watched in disbelief, outrage, anger and, for some, newfound realisation.

Don’t be shocked!

This is what everyday life is like for the black man, woman and child.

And we are expected to accept it with an apologetic smile.

No, don’t be shocked!

Be downright and unapologetically outraged! ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Nichole McIntosh FRSA – Healing Arts Poet.

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By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

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