We’re continuing our conversation to find the 7 Keys To Black Empowerment. The 5th key is all about setting boundaries. If you don’t know what does and doesn’t work for you, you make yourself vulnerable to abuse.
In this session I explores the difference between social, external and internal boundaries. I also share how practicing them must be the foundation for our emotional emancipation and personal empowerment!
Healing from racism through personal empowerment and the 12 steps of recovery.
Today, I’m continuing our conversation about the 7 keys to black empowerment. The 3rd key is to study our enemy. In order heal, we must understand racism. This session will teach you WHAT racism is through the work of Mr Neely Fuller, and WHY racism is here through the work of Dr Francis Cress Welsing.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Mr Neely Fuller: www.producejustice.com
Dr Welsing: The Isis Papers
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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.
Give yourself the gift of empowerment.
After publishing the recent podcast about loosing my brother to addiction, I received some powerful responses about how it moved and motivated you to get sober. There was also talk of struggles with experiencing racism in the recovery rooms.
With December and the holidays upon us, it’s also a very triggering time for those of us raised in abusive, addictive families. This means that our need for support and a sense of belonging is even more important.
The kickback around having safe black spaces has always had its challenges because white supremacy will often shame us into believing we’re practicing ‘reverse racism’.
We need a safe space to address our cultural needs without the gaze of white fragility. No one ever questions men or women only groups that want to explore gender, so this is of course another racist hurdle we have to deal with.
Many of us are so worn down by the pressure to conform, that we end up in inappropriate kumbayah spaces where our needs are ignored, and our historical wounds continue to bleed.
I promised my brother that I would stay committed to my own recovery and serve you by sharing ways to emancipate yourself through personal empowerment and racial sobriety beyond the 12 steps. You deserve the right to enjoy this planet without fear.
That said, if I created a space online for us to have some honest, solution focused conversations about internalised racism, recovery and empowerment would that be of interest to you?
If yes, sign up below on the wait list to register your interest.
Till next time,
With Blackalicious love.
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Helping you heal from internalised racism through personal empowerment and racial sobriety.
I’m so happy to be hearing a lot more Sista’s talking about practicing black self love. It means that a lot more of us are being vocal about our vulnerabilities, and the need to take better care of ourselves.
I don’t want the concept of self care to just become the latest buzz word or that it’s just all about essential oils and taking extra naps, so today, I’m using the show to share 15 powerful reasons WHY black self love is an important revolutionary practice that we should be smashing the sh*t out of. Every. Single. Day!
When we take this stuff on like a beast, we can strangle our internalised racist and dismantle the external system of white supremacy at the same time!
Dive in! Enjoy! Execute!
With Blackalicious Love
Healing From Racism Through Personal Empowerment and Racial Sobriety.
Has pain become your only friend? Is there a deeper pay off for holding onto your pain and drama? How does this enable own oppression as a community?
In today’s episode, I explore how pain and childhood chaos can create a ‘comfortable,’ addictive cycle of more pain and chaos. I also share about my own compulsive fear of being happy during my entrepreneurial journey.
With blackalicious love,
Links mentioned in this episode.
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