womenI’ve noticed whenever my husband and I are out of town or at a nice restaurant and we see another black man, that man 99% of the time makes his way to him to say hello boss, or hello brother to make acknowledgment of black man. If black women are around one another (not all), they begin to get quite, won’t crack a smile and there’s that awkward feeling that everyone around can feel. I’ve known plenty women that has experienced this and it’s a classic story, furthermore it has nothing to do with what you have or how you look, it’s your special presence that some people can’t seem to stomach. We as women, should try to acknowledge and uplift one another. If you’re not happy with the way the other person does their thing because you don’t care for it, still try to be kind.

I read Gabrielle Union’s speech she gave at the Essence’s Black women In Hollywood’s Luncheon and was left with chills. She is such an admirable woman to give herself like that,  share her imperfections and be so vulnerable. It is essential for powerful women like her to be a example and let us as women know, that life is  a journey and none of us are perfect. Not one of us!


Gabrielle Union’s Speech Below:

“We live in a town that rewards pretending. I had been pretending to be fierce and fearless for a very long time. I was a victim masquerading as a survivor. I stayed when I should have run. I was quiet when I should have spoken up. I turned a blind eye to injustice instead of having the courage to stand up for what’s right. I used to shrink in the presence of other dope beautiful women. I used to revel in gossip and rumors, and I lived for the negativity inflicted upon my sister actresses or anyone who I felt whose shine diminished my own.

It’s easy to pretend ‘to be fierce and fearless because living your truth takes real courage. Real fearless and fierce women admit mistakes and they work to correct them. We stand up and we use our voices for things other than self promotion. We don’t stand by and let racism and sexism and homophobia run rapid on our watch. Real fearless and fierce women complement other women and we recognize and embrace that their shine in no way diminishes our light and that it actually makes our light shine brighter.

So many of us in this room are sisters. We don’t always get to see each other and its good to see you here today. Women who we’ve laughed with, cried with, and struggled with, thank you for not turning your back on me, thank you for not tap dancing on my misery, even when I wasn’t always returning the favor.”

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