A Statement on #BlackLivesMatterhttps://i2.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/lb58.jpg?fit=1080%2C1350&ssl=110801350Jason D. RamseyJason D. Ramseyhttps://i2.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/IMG_4389.jpg?fit=96%2C96&ssl=1
We at Barren Magazine stand firmly alongside the #BlackLivesMatter movement in effort to uproot and eradicate systemic racism against Black people and people of color. We mourn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Antwon Rose II, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and every single Black individual who has been killed by the hands of white police. We vehemently support those who have spoken out against their oppressors. At heart we abhor all injustice, prejudice, hatred, and violence toward any and all marginalized communities. We commit to being a steadfast voice for diversity, inclusion, and love across race, gender, creed, and more.
We urge you to capture this moment in history. Photograph it. Film it. Write about it. Rage about it. Make your imprint on history for the betterment of humankind.
Keep mourning. Keep fighting for what is right.
We love you all,
Jason D. Ramsey
Publisher / Editor-in-Chief Barren Magazine
Jason D. Ramsey is the Publisher / Editor-in-Chief of Barren Magazine, and the founder of the forthcoming Barren Collective and Barren Press. His writing can be found in Parentheses Journal, After the Pause, Isacoustic, Tilde, Dark Matter, The Bees Are Dead, The Mighty, and more. He works in clinical health care management, but is also an editor, photographer, graphic designer, art director, humanist, inclusionist, mental health advocate, husband, and father. He doesn’t believe in pidgeonholing. Find him online @JasonDRamsey.