Tonight’s newsletter is a little different. I needed to speak my heart here. I deleted the apps off my phone for about a month. I needed to pull over and regulate and do some inner work and investigate my work and my intentions and the false sense of urgency and pressure I was creating for myself and how I was defining success and impact.
Memphis is on my heart heavy as it is for many. This one hits different. A Black body can still have internalized anti-Blackness. As above so below, so within, so without.
While forgiveness is a spiritual journey it is doesn’t have a timeline that can be rushed nor is it owed to those who perpetuate harm.
I look at my work in the world as tool and agent of healing and creation of world that reflects and requires the recognition of the humanity of the full feminine expression.
The whole humanhood of Black bodies, especially youth. So as we move through the reflective posts and engage with videos or not let’s us reimagine work, consciousness, power and authority.
When one thing falls or dies it allows for something new to emerge. Legislation has to change but more than legislation, consciousness and hearts. Bishop Desmond Tutu (l), Bishop William Barber (c), James Baldwin (r) are where I turn in these moments…
As we move into Black History Programs and Reflections, the same system that created the necessity for its existence still exists.
Let's listen and be informed by those who are furthest from the power and authority to actively lead us in co-creation of a world that works for all.
“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class.
One goes to the unprotected – those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! – and listens to their testimony.”
From James Baldwin, – No Name on the Street
Can I get a witness?
A Call to Action
Last week I came across this woman’s TikTok and her story blew me away and in many ways her story was all too familiar, she was terminated from her position without warning or explanation. Her name is Ashley, aka Aesthetics! Ever since losing her job due to
Covid-19, she has been documenting social injustice around the country. Having visited over 20+ states and dozens of cities amid two pandemics: Covid-19 & the genocide of black people at the hands of the police. Her story is beyond compelling and heartbreaking.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
As spiritual beings having a human experience and feminine business leaders it is imperative that we understand that our profits and purpose are intertwined. We are here to shift culture.
Can one person end centuries of systemic oppression? No but if we are available to The Source by whatever name you call it, we can co-create and birth a new world. When the feminine comes together collectively it is formidable and unstoppable!
This is why we must meet at the intersection of identity beyond gender. I lovingly implore you to investigate how you use your empathy, gifts, community connections and voice to heal and shift our culture?