In a world that is characterized by division
In a country with a history of hatred and greed
Women have a part to play in healing what we inherited.
Our story does not begin at 1619
But 1619 further contaminated the story.
We were created to live above racism
To create opportunities for healing
And build communities of shalom
That starts by listening to the voices
that history has silenced.
So we are amplifying the voices of
because there is something
we want you all to know
Not just knowing for knowing sake
But so that you can take these topics
and master four critical skills
to heal the brokenness
So Dear Sister, Come LIS'N!
Here are some things Black women want you to know
LET'S TALK ABOUT
We love our families
(our men and children)
as much as you do.
We do not see you as enemies but we would appreciate you being an ally.
Recognize there are cultural differences and simply asking me to assimilate into your culture is not enough to make me feel accepted.
Racism is still very much alive!
Learn the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation
If you have never done the work to gain my trust, I refuse to trust your judgment!
There is not a single day that goes by I’m not forced to think about being a black woman in America. I do not have the option of “colorblindness” is still very much alive!
Microaggressions are like tiny paper cuts. They sting. And after awhile, they add up.