Jun 22, 2020
Abena Perryman started a daily gratitude practice on Facebook a few months ago. In our interview, she shares the heart-wrenching story about why she started this practice and opens up about how difficult the past year has been for her and her family. Furthermore, a few weeks ago during the #BlackLivesMatter protests, she shared a very personal story about how her son faced racism and discrimination while playing hockey as a 10 year old! It was powerful to hear her share the details of this painful situation. It is a reminder of how important it is for white people to LISTEN and support BIPOC.
Abena is a Managing Partner at Andrew Perry, a B2B marketing firm based in the GTA.
Here are some excellent anti-racism resources shared by Abena: https://www.andrewperry.com/black-lives-matter/ (see end of this blog post for links to several other YouTube resources)
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