From my own experience in the social justice space, I can tell you that good, life-changing and successful movement work comes at a price, and sometimes with sacrifice. From what I learned Simone lost her music career fighting for our people and we should never forget what these women (and men) sacrificed for us in order to move society forward.
Since the start of the panorama, I think we all kind of knew that it would change the way that we go about dating but I don’t think anybody was prepared for just how difficult things have become. If you desire to be partnered, be intentional and do that and if you’re like me who feels like I have some self-work to do first, then do that. But don’t allow yourself to be gaslit by anyone for any reason.
I have a younger sister and although she is living a very different life than I was at her age, I still think that there are tons of life lessons that I can share with her at this point to ensure that she can be in a position to make better choices than the ones I made for my own life. Not saying I made the most terrible choices, but I’ve gotten some bumps and scrapes along the way.