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.
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Lessons in Womanhood, from a Womanist
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.
We’ve seen so much in the past few weeks that only last month feels like a lifetime ago. In the black community, dealing with the systems of oppression and racism in this country is a daily task, much like brushing your teeth and yet the scars run deep. It most certainly runs deeper than aContinue reading “1619”