What it means to be a woman changes everyday because we shoulder so much. This isn’t a cry of “woe is me.” It’s an acknowledgment of who we are...
We live in a world where being a black woman is hard and societal norms make it even harder. We need each other to lean on.
Before hashtags commodified her life's work, Tarana championed the "health, well-being, and wholeness of Brown girls everywhere."
A friend of mine said to me, “yeah, I’ve put on some weight, but I think I’m just finally growing into my grown woman body.” And I thought, “yeah, me too.”
Who am I to think that I am magic?
I am the under-appreciated of everything majestic and tragic.
I’m not sure there was ever a point when being a woman was a negative thing. Yes, I am short, I am brown, and I am silly. I am a woman and that is an amazing thing to be.
Our relationship is a lesson in forgiveness. We are mother and daughter. We are both adult women. We are a work in progress.
I may never accomplish those goals, but I am so incredibly in awe of the women who have. They’re inspiration.