Positive living!

The awakening!

On the day that the former police officer has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, we pause and reflect.

Is it justice?

What is justice?

Is there remorse?

His mother spoke in his defence, as only a mother could.

As we move forward, let’s be the change we wish to see.

Let’s vow to never stand by and watch someone keep their “knee on someone’s neck” and turn a blind eye.

I can honestly say that witnessing the murder of George Floyd changed me and my outlook on life, for the better.

That was the moment I pledged to never “small up myself” as we say in Ja. I vowed to never make it easy for others to say, “see, she doesn’t even believe in herself, so how can we?”

I would not have even considered applying for my current job if I had not experienced “that moment”. I hope I manage to help many others, even in a small way, to have their moment and also push themselves forward to be their best selves too. Out of adversity, injustice and pain, there comes the light of hope.

We continue to press on for equity, equal rights and justice.

Our lives matter. 🙏🏽

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
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One reply on “The awakening!”

I watched it all. Is it enough justice? Smh..I hope so.🙏🏼✊🏼in the sense that the us police now know they have been proven accountable.
Is it a compromise to calm two sides? Probably imo.
As for his mum doing his “dog whistling” for him… she had not emerged until that moment.. no visible support for her favourite son.. a right wing “proud grandma” avoiding the media till the last minute so the press cannot expose her perhaps….
Your words -as always- are powerful and to the point. Iron fist in velvet glove.

Keep well and keep strong.

Your eternal champion.

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