In your words, define a ‘new African woman’.
That’s hard. You know why?
You cannot box the African woman up. There is no one definition to the African woman. We are women from different walks of life. You could say that the new African woman is the African woman who refuses to stay down; who is finally saying “enough, I’m here and I’m going to tell my story, on my own terms. I have my own voice.”
The new African woman is a change agent. The new African woman knows herself and does not feel the need to define herself through the eyes of others.
” I ball, I stunt…I can buy everything I need, blowing this money like it grows on trees” -Jay Wayne Jenkins #affluentafricanamericans #financialwellnessfridays
“Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.” – Alice Walker
PHOTO: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards, Nikki Giovanni circa 1977 at a Black women’s writing group.
Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain! #RestInPeace
This is a lovely clip of him covering a famous song by an african american blues singer named Leadbelly… #cocaineisonehellofadrug #musicismedicine #torturedsoul #performingarts
” Say it LOUD… I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD!” -James Brown
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“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
That’s me. ” excerpt from “Phenomonal Woman” – Maya Angelou
PHOTO : Carrie Mae Weems , American artist who works with photography, text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video.
“That man over there say
a woman needs to be helped into carriages
and lifted over ditches
and to have the best place everywhere.
Nobody ever helped me into carriages
or over mud puddles
or gives me a best place…
And ain’t I a woman?”, Sojouner Truth, “Aint I a Woman ?” Poem
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale
“It is the family that gives us a deep private sense of belonging.”-Howard Thurman