It’s one thing to know that we live under the system of racism, and another to consciously feel it’s devastating impact on our lives.
White fear of genetic annihilation has made us prisoners of war inside our black skin. The longer we swallow our oppression, the more unmanageable our lives have become.
When we affirm the power to change our lives through the steps, we challenge the core parts of ourselves still bleeding from internalised self hate.
In Step 1, we admit that we are powerless over those who practice white supremacy. We surrender to the truth and let go of our compulsive need to escape the vulnerability of our blackness.
As we use the tools and peel back the layers of confusion, we experience a new hope and begin to find the courage to show up in our regal divinity.
In this moment, I will honor that I am alive. I can find the way home to my blacknificance, by asking for help from those who have walked the path before me.
Affirmation: I choose to live in the light. I am worthy of healing.
Till next time,
With Blackalicious love.
‘A wounded daughters acceptance of her mother’s inability to love requires willingness and courage. Willingness to accept the truth about her mothers limitations and courage to change the way she responds without self blame.’
This quote is an exert from a series of empowerment training’s I’m writing to honor the wounded daughters of abusive black mothers.
We cannot have honest conversations about wanting to end white supremacy, until we’re ready to raise our hands and do the healing work required to free ourselves internally.
I still have moments of pain and grief around my mother’s behavior, but I stay committed to the healing work because greatness is my birthright.
I also want a loving, mother experience for my little Plaintain, Zuri. 🙂
The more I learn and speak, the more I understand the suffering in the community.
I want you to know that you are not alone.
There is hope.
When you empower a women you empower a nation.
You spoke, I listened.
Today, I’m sharing an opportunity for wounded daughters to have a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore this topic and begin to find peace. Details are below.