Meagan Good On The 'Heart Break' Of It Taking A Pandemic For People To Pay Attention

June 15 2020

During our most recent Locked Down With ___ Facebook Live Q&A with Meagan Good, the actress, who appeared recently on OWN's Girlfriends Check Inexplained how the coronavirus pandemic and the current civil rights movement have affected her.

"When I first got home [from filming in New York], I was really just taking time with myself to connect with God. To just really get in tuned and say, "All right, Lord, you've allowed this season, so what am I supposed to be doing in this season? What am I supposed to be getting out of this? What am I supposed to be learning, how am I supposed to be growing?" she said.

She said that while quarantine has allowed her to reconnect with her husband, DeVon Franklin, she said that the current protests regarding police brutality and the murders of unarmed Black men and women, such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others, have brought her peace amid the chaos.

"With everything that's been going on now, which...has been going on forever...there's a piece of me that has peace because I think it needed to be exactly what it is," she said. "It makes me sad to say that, it makes my heart break to know that it took COVID to get people to sit down and pay attention and watch and pay attention to what's going on in the world, to get activated, but a part of me is like it was going to need to take something like this in order to really get people activated and really make it their business to say something has to change and now. There's no other time but now."

"I'm thankful for this season, because it is the biggest civil rights movement that history has ever seen," she continued. "And it makes my heart smile to know that all fifty states are out there, using their voices, protesting, coming together and also 18 countries including Germany...My heart very full."

 

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by Monique Jones on June 15 2020

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