Hey y’all, I’d like to preface this by saying that I know that this is as a very global community, and a lot of people on here aren’t in the United States, but a lot of people are too. I know that this isn’t a political forum, but I think what is going on right now is too important to not talk about.
I was scrolling through my instagram this morning, and it was a bit… jarring. I don’t need to get into what is going on in the US right now, you can go check your news outlet of choice for updates. Today has been designated by many as a social media blackout, and my instagram was filled entirely with black squares instead of pictures, and… keyboards? I follow a pretty wide variety of stuff on instagram, and keyboards seemed to be the only thing unaffected. I know that no one is required to do anything, but past some point being silent is being complicit. This week we’ve seen everyone from fashion icons to musicians to artists to politicians making statements, and it saddens me that I haven’t seen anything at all in the keyboard community. I’m not here to chastise anyone, and I’m not trying to point any fingers, but I’d like to leave a few links below of how we can make a meaningful contribution if you’ve got anything to spare (besides getting out and making your voice heard!).
There are lots of great other ones out there, these are just a few off the top of my head.
Be safe out there folks.