Much like Black History Month, I will be exhibiting a similar spirit for Women’s History Month.
To be a woman, and a black woman at that feels so perfect to write and say out loud.
I believe we are the thread that holds this country together. From our style, hair, clothing, cooking, vernacular, intelligence, and bravery, we are so fly and so dope.
We are often imitated but never will be successfully replicated because we are original.
I will also be paying attention to BIPOC women and white allies this month. It’s important that in my little corner of the interwebs, I do my best to inform my Blooming Community of the pretty dope businesswomen and creatives I support and are here for! I live for a business that has been for my community and makes it known.
If you’re reading this, today is Monday, March 8th: International Women’s Day
It’s celebrated every year during the month of March to remind individuals around the world that, “Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes, and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.” (unwomen, 2021)
Now, that’s my kind of energy because the world does need women at every table that’s lacking representation.
I want to share two things with you today. One of which is a poem that I recently wrote in lieu of this month and it’s titled:
Sis, I Dare You
Dare to water Water yourself
Take time with yourself
Dare to Nourish yourself
Keep up with yourself
Dare to demand a seat at the table-Yes, please do.
Demand your voice and a girthy plate too
“Pretty Women Wonder Where My Secret Lies”
2. My high school senior dance solo. Upon completing all four years in my visual performing arts dance program, one of the final assignments was to build on a solo and perform it.
I find this so befitting, one because of my Dr. Maya Angelou shirt that I’m toting in the above pictures but two, Dr. Maya Angelou is the epitome of all things phenomenal when I think of a black woman.
I’m sharing this video with my mostly women audience who I believe will enjoy watching little Kabrena dance eleven years ago. Also, think of it as a way of commemorating this beautiful national women’s holiday.
Comment below to tell me what you think of the video, this month, or a woman you admire!!!
Women In American History
When I think of the role Dr. Maya Angelou played in the literary world, women’s history alliance world, and the Civil Rights World, it’s all so much to take in.
Honoring her not only during Women’s History Week but every day is imperative.
What is your favorite line in the Phenomenal Woman poem?