Just in case you need a sip of something that’ll put a little strut in your stuff this Tuesday morning, check out this post from Dr. Bianca Williams.
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
Zora Neale Hurston, anthropologist and author
As Black girls and women, many of us have felt anger at a world that doesn’t seem to understand us. Feminist thinker Audre Lorde teaches us that anger shouldn’t be shunned, and can actually be a productive sentiment.
It can be the basis for revolution.
But there are some days when anger needs to be released and let go; because if not, it can paralyze, sadden, or leave one hopeless. And on those days Zora’s words can speak directly to you.
The truth is that all of those negative messages about who people think you are aren’t really about you; it’s about them.
Because YOU are fabulous. Smart. Beautiful.You are the only YOU in the world.
And it’s their fault if they want to deny themselves your wonderful company.
That just gives you the opportunity to give more of yourself to those of us who love you.
Written by Dr. Bianca Williams for The Beautiful Project
Photo Credit: Jamaica Gilmer for The Beautiful Project