It's no coincidence that #ILoveBlackWomen is happening during the same week as the National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls. When I conceived of this project it was important that I could at least point people towards a collective action aimed at supporting Black Girls, Black Trans* Women, and Black Women. I'm really … Continue reading #ILoveBlackWomen Day Four: ACT!
[You can also listen to this podcast on itunes by searching "Well Examined Life" under podcasts] It's amazing what you can learn when you listen. I mean really listen and hear, another person. This site was founded on the believe that you can increase your own self awareness through dialogue. That means we can learn … Continue reading #ILoveBlackWomen Day Three: LISTEN!
"The Revolution will not be funded!" INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence It turns out that empowering oneself in a capitalist system can get pretty expensive. Even for all-volunteer organizations the daily costs of food and office supplies adds up over the months and years it takes to make real change. … Continue reading #ILoveBlackWomen Day Two: DONATE
The best way to combat the erasure of Black Trans*, Black Women, Black Girls is to integrate centering their narratives into your daily praxis. One way to do that, is to intentionally consume art, music and literature created by and about Black Trans* Women, Black Women and Black Girls. The media we consume has a … Continue reading #ILoveBlackWomen Day One: READ!
The goal of this week is to be intentional about telling the Black women in our lives that we love them. The goal of this week is to spend some time celebrating the Black women who created meaning, value and joy for our human existence. The goal of this week is to call-in all of us, including myself, who have sat on the sidelines for too long. The purpose of this week is to create a space to love.
I want to tell all the Black women in my life, my mother, sisters, aunts and friends that I love you. You are all phenomenal people who have given me more than I can articulate. Despite what the world may tell you, despite the constant messaging that you are ugly or worthless or less than, you are beautiful and powerful beyond measure. The more I am blessed with the presence of such intelligent, wise, creative, and wonderful Black Women, the more I realize how right my friend and gifted organizer Omolara Williams was when she said that “Black Women are magic.” Those of us used to dwelling in the darkness of our own insecurity often cannot admit your beauty because for us your radiance is near blinding.
Illogic is a response to messages that are beamed at us constantly in the media that are supposed to provide a framework for action and thought. Illogic is the only tool capable of destroying the current logic of being that is our illiberal society.