I am still on a journey to defeat all that being black and experiencing multiple types of oppression in this society would make me have to overcome. But, to be black and free is to recognize and celebrate our...
Reading more books written by black authors, exploring black art, music, and other art work.
So much of me becoming black and free has begun with unlearning what I was taught Black should be. And unfortunately, much of what I was taught about being black and my blackness was the antithesis of free.
A sense of humor, 3 easily accessed clapback gifs, wine and a good book. OH. and some Jazz.
Unfiltered joy, blackity black art, therapy ( whatever that needs to be for you), good drink, good jams and good food. The ability to declare your truth daily and affirm it as such.
Authenticity and deep breathing.
Faith, love, and laughter. Persistence to continue to do the work we are called to do.
A good deal of patience, and a tall cold glass of something alcoholic.
Recognizing when you're "insane" so you can care for self without shame!
Time to relax and something that allows you to step away from the stressors of the current day
Listening to good music, having some Pina Colada Ciroc Vodka before turning on any media source to discover #CardiB and not #45 is the topic of the day.
Constant check-ins: with your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. You can't be revolutionary if you don't practice self-care in all forms!
Self-care, laughter, #blackjoy, good books, good music, good art and critical thought.
That we do more work to identify, embrace, and lean into the joy and laughter that help make our souls/spirits well.
Love, faith, and courage to create and safely keep Black only spaces. Above all, we must get woke, stay woke and on occasion wake others.