“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! ” -Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I A Woman?
On this first day of Black History Month, I want to make a vow to look back and really do my due diligence on the subject of Black Leaders in American History. So many things have transpired since my last blog. I had to figure out what role I wanted to play in this women’s rights revolution. We all have our own purpose in the body of this movement.
As a black, woman, millennial, artist and small business owner, I have suffered many of the same harsh realities of my peers. I have also learned, in my growth process, that it is up to me to change the negative narratives around. To charge ahead in the path that God has lead me to, and to continue to uplift and encourage my community to keep moving. I am a leader, like Sojourner Truth. I was born to take chances, weathering the storm, and make changes by being an example.
The Take Away
The question I leave you with today is, “What is you purpose, in this body of movement?” Sometimes the answer comes easy, but the next action is unknown. There is definitely something that gets you moving and motivated. The best way to figure this out is to start moving in your community. Find a group you’re interested on the Meetup App, follow interesting groups on Facebook, pay attention to the policies being passed in your local governments.
It may take some time, but you won’t regret all the things you have the chance to see when you keep moving. I believe the most thorough education is experience, if you never do, you’ll never know. Until next time, look back to learn about the amazing paths of other beautiful black trailblazers, like Sojourner Truth.