Hint: It’s not a biological designation and yo momma didn’t make you a women/person of color by birth. Women of Color & People Of Color: What It Really Means was…
Emotional Terrorists: S/he who weaponizes love, trust and the like as tools of internal destruction and external comportment–under the guise of smiles, hugs and blissful normalcy–thereby controlling impulses of protest,…
23. Weaponizing your new-found social justice lingo; to cover up your fuckshit
24. Shading folks for doing in public; what you do in the dark
25. Acting like all discomfort and disagreements are violence
26. Acting like you in love when you know it’s just lust
Surely, no child should have to pay an additional cost–to the carceral state–for having the audacity to refuse to be murdered.
“Why is it important that this Southern BLACK woman used the South as the canvas for her West African journey through womanhood? Because when we were chained and shipped, it wasn’t just our stolen bodies that traveled to this stolen land, but our gods traveled with us. The Orisha (gods and spirits) of Ifa (the traditional Yoruba religion) and Vodun (the traditional Dahomey religion) have been on this journey with Afro-Americans (Africans of the Americas) for its entirety. Whatever we faced, they faced it too and it was their strength that kept us going no matter where we were delivered; whether it be Puerto Rico (Santeria), Brazil (Condomble), Haiti (Vodou), or right here in your Big Mamma’s Alabama kitchen (*insert any given Black church that probably has a “fix the roof” fund*).
“Who are these gods and wtf do they have to do with Beyonce’s damn-good Lemonade??” you ask. Thanks for being impatient, let me get to the juice”
“…when did I realize, remember
that that Love was never meant for us,
was never packaged, beta-tested, advertised, intended
for little Black girls, little gaybies,
women and womyn, for dark people,
whose souls are lost where the sea Loves on the rocks…”