It has taken years of slavery, years of pain and suffering, years of discrimination, years of being looked down upon because of the colour of your skin.
TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY.
As I sit here writing, so much is going on around the world. So much injustice, so much pain and hurt, here at home we are going through the same. Our system is crumbling with the divide of the rich and the poor, we might not experience First hand racism as compared what has going on In America for a long time, but our version is here and it is manifested in how we treat each other, where we live, what we wear, how we speak , police brutality due to discrimination, negligence, corruption , tribalism and so much more.
I can not speak for the entire nation but this is what I have personally seen and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
It is utterly disgusting and I believe we should all take a stance the best way we know how to.
This is me speaking to my beautiful brothers and sisters.
I struggled being comfortable in my natural hair because it was too hard , or not presentable. I looked at the other girls with the nice patterns of hair and sometimes they would brag about it but it never bothered me because I was always careful not to get into fights or star a stir, so I swept my feelings under the rug.
Over the years I built my confidence in hair because it was AFRICAN And it represents me and who I am. My crown.
I never understood it until I realized that through history, our black hair has been a topic of concern, and it has fascinated so many artists and has been used for many radical political movements which is why I was really inspired by Madam C. J Walker and her journey trying to build her business and she overcoming the hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first Black, self-made female millionaire.
As POC I believe that together we can make a change. We can all do something. At the same time I realise that somethings that are happening right now are so inhumane that you cannot even begin to imagine the hurt it causes to the affected’s families for the entire world to see their loved ones’ vulnerability and helplessness under those who claim to be sworn to protect and to serve.
So I totally understand when Ogor Chukwuu sent this love note to black people.
It is okay if you don’t want to watch a viral video of a racially traumatic incident. It is okay if all you do today is just unplug, rest, and rehabilitate. Constant exposure to these videos can impact your mental health. Be tender with yourself as you support you.
Personally speaking having experienced and battled with shizophrenia for over 2 years I understand what triggers are and how One thing can block and cloud your mind uncontrollably. Be kind to yourself.
With that being said, I believe that people can do what they can and that we should all be weary of each other because we are living in the end times. From my spiritual perspective I believe the church should continuously come together and break this warfare in the spirit.
As Maya Angelou once said ‘
“You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.”
Please let that sink in. I hope you are all well, and that you are taking care of yourselves. In case you wan’t to catch up with me on Youtube , I post every Sunday and I just shared a Styling Tips / Quarantine lookbook
With that being said, do stay tuned for more, but most importantly, stay safe!
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
~ Romans 8:18