R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman - 29th November 1976 to 28th August 2020.
When I heard from my wife this morning that Chadwick Boseman had died, I was in shock. At first I thought she must have been referring to a different person, so I didn't think it was him. His family has lost a son and his wife a husband. He kept his illness from the world fighting a battle no one would ever want to fight. He was a hero to many through the characters he played in films, his biggest character being Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I have had had my struggles with keeping things in and not discussing them with those around me. I would imagine we all have. We are scared what people may think. We are unsure of how they may react. Or sometimes we know how they will think and react and so do not say anything. I think this has been the case for me and many people. I write this on here as I know that many people of colour have struggled with speaking up about their feelings not just in relation to racial discrimination but many parts of their lives. This may be because of what they have been through when they were younger and how those feelings of hurt have stopped you from speaking up not just about discrimination but about anything. I would think, why should I speak up, no-one will do anything anyway.