Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram on Sunday (May 31) to encourage her followers to fight for change in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. She did so by sharing a throwback of her late husband Kobe Bryant wearing an 'I Can't Breathe t-shirt. In her post, Vanessa expressed her dismay that years after Kobe wore that shirt to a Lakers game, we ended up here again.
"My husband wore this shirt years ago and yet here we are again," Vanessa began her post. "Life is so fragile. Life is so unpredictable. Life is too short. Let’s share and embrace the beautiful qualities and similarities we all share as people."
Vanessa also shared goals we can all reach for. "Drive out hate. Teach respect and love for all at home and school," she continued. "Spread LOVE. Fight for change- register to VOTE. Do not use innocent lives lost as an excuse to loot. BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE."
Vanessa followed up her first response with a graphic that urged her followers to examine how they feel and behave themselves and to address racism at home. Only when those things happen can we begin to change the world.