Instagram account @patiasfantasyworld, known for creating and sharing viral memes referencing Black culture, earlier this month launched a comprehensive database of anti-racism resources. Initially taking the form of an expansive Google Doc and now a dedicated website, created by Patia Borja with support from her fellow account admins Laina and River, the vast database includes a list of bail funds, resources for teachers, direct links to support Black LGBTQ individuals, mental health resources, as well as a useful guide directed towards White readers who want to know how to initiate productive conversations about racism.
Borja notes: “I started Patia’s Fantasy World as a private page to share humor, focused on black culture, with my close friends. Eventually, I made the page public and amassed a following. With help from a close network of friends and colleagues, as well as several sleepless nights, I created a master list guide to help dismantle racism. Through my platform, the guide has been circulated around the internet, reaching a number of people I never imagined. Due to the overwhelming response, we have turned the master list into a website that we hope will continue to foster awareness and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.”
While the social media hurricane slowly begins to quiet, it is critically important that we continue the conversations being had surrounding systemic racism and the ways we can challenge it. Alongside links to donate, Borja’s platform offers copious reading materials from an introduction into radical politics to Caribbean home remedies, suggested areas of discussion, music and podcast recommendations, as well as details of Black owned businesses to support. Head to the Fantasy World Master List of Resources on How to Dismantle Systemic Racism now to discover the database, which is updated daily.
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