It honestly felt good to take a little social media break, it was starting to become overwhelming and crazy. I started to lose focus on my content and was worried about why others have more likes and views than myself. I’m always happy for others but sometimes their success can get to me and that’s when I need to step away and remember why I’m doing what I do.
Anyway, this for my ladies…my melanated, sun kissed, brown sugar ladies. We have been in the forefront of social media lately and I felt inspired to write something. It just feels like the world does not love us for some reason and we do nothing wrong. We are always there for others, showing up, protesting on the front lines, standing in the way of danger, speaking up for others, loving our black men when the world doesn’t love them and we get the disrespect which is mind blowing to me. As the Malcolm X quote goes, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman”.
Now this post was also triggered by all the talk about WAP by Cardi and Megan. When I first saw the post that they had a song coming out, I was pretty happy about it. This was coming off of the whole Megan shooting incident where people were making memes and laughing at what happened to her which was so wrong. Someone being shot is not laughing matter at all, it could of been much worse than it was. We don’t know the full details of what happened but it wasn’t funny. Anyway when the song dropped, it was labeled as being too raunchy, it was nasty, it set women back hundreds of years, women shouldn’t be talking about sex and so on. I listened to the song several times and I like it. I know I can’t blast it in the house or car with my son but I grew up on Lil Kim, Trina and Foxy Brown… I’ve heard all the lyrics and heard much worse from some male artist. I don’t understand why women, especially black women can’t express ourselves. We should be allowed to talk about our issues, our sexuality, how we love sex, black girl magic and so on. We should be free to talk about things without being ridiculed, shamed, and told to be quiet.
I am so proud to be a black woman. We do things like no one else. We set the blueprint for what a lot of mainstream America calls “ghetto” or “tacky” but is more accepted when its done by them. We can literally rock any color hair or style, wear our hair curly, kinky or straight and slay every time. We exude all things magic. We are intelligent, innovators and bosses. We are high fashion and trend setters. We are black queens and black girl magic. We are just everything and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Don’t be afraid of your magic, own it. Don’t be afraid to shine a light on another woman. Keep rooting and cheering for each other. We need to support each other more than ever now.