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I've got a message. A word and a breakthrough. It's a long post. So save for later or just read it all now. ____________
Black women are more powerful than we think. We are powerful. I am powerful. ____________
Last night I went to a @for.harriet event last night. In a room full of unapologetically black women discussing politics, popular culture, businesses and relationships. Something stuck with me at the heart of our hardships because I refuse to label them as problems is institutional racism. And as I can discuss and dissect any problem, take responsibility for our part but at the heart of it it is institutional racism. It dawned on me why would the system be hell bent on breaking us and keeping us under their thumb. Oh wait because we, black women, have the power to break all da shit down. Let's think about we have the ability to bear children, meaning continuing the black race, mixed and other wise. Everybody needs some black woman in them one way or another and probably does have it in them. Thanks slavery and the massa raping us all in and thruout the plantation.
So we have the power to continue our race, the black race the greatest threat to the white man. So we are obvious targets based on that alone.
So next comes our ability to nurture and fight for ourselves, our loved ones, our community and sadly lastly ourselves. We persevere. __________ Then comes we are the original innovators. We bring the cultural goodness. Why are white women rocking cornrows coz we made them cool and oh wait it started with us in the slave fields. __________
So this institutional racism is targeted to destroy our families, support this image that black women will die alone, the cultural appropriation everything is meant to crush the black women's spirit because we are more powerful than we can ever imagine. 💄@beautybyjmack PC:@manleyphotography 👗@shopoasisnyc