It’s been a hell of a week. To be honest, it’s been a hell of a year… a hell of a lifetime.
After another senseless murder of yet another unarmed Black man—George Floyd—we all collectively decided enough was enough. I’m sure you’re aware of the worldwide protests, and have heard the cry from across all 50 states: BLACK LIVES MATTER.
I knew I had to get Dr. Jennifer Hutton (aka Dr. Jpop) on the podcast. Jennifer may be a Pediatric PT, but in her own words, she is first and foremost a Black woman, and she is committed to doing the work. Fighting against a system that is pitted against you in every way is tireless, trauma inducing work. Jennifer has been speaking out against racism her entire life, so now it’s our turn.
If you are committed to be an ally and committed to anti-racism, you must listen to this episode. We all have to unlearn our implicit biases and how we benefit from systemic racism, and I’m no exception. We need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Trust me, it will be uncomfortable, but the work is necessary. So sit down, shut up, and listen. It’s the least we can do.
Check out Jennifer’s webinar for Anti-Racism & Allyship for Rehab and Movement Professionals
Follow Jennifer on Instagram: @dr.jpop
Check out Dr. JPop’s website: drjpop.com
MOTM #004: Dr. JPop, the Pediatric Physical Therapy Prodigy