For this year’s Black History Month, I wanted to remember those black women who have used their voice to create change and promote a positive message for people and black women. When I started thinking about these voices and their words, I found so many! So I had to whittle it down to the ones which were the most powerful to me.I ran this campaign across Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, Instagram and it really made me smile to see the reactions and chat with some of you about the quotes I posted.
Using these voices was a way for me to remember our history and culture in another way. It will always be important to me to honour and remember our slave ancestors. But I wanted to use these voices, some from modern times to show how the black woman’s spirit has endured.
I recently wrote about a Black Woman’s Voice being heard. This Blog brought me comfort in knowing that our voice cannot be ignored by the Western world anymore. Enjoy reading the quotes below and leave a comment below to let me know if you think of any others.
This world has often treated black people like we have to strip away who we really are to succeed.
A reminder that no matter what the world tries to tell black people we are a vibrant, strong and blessed people and yes you must “you must stay strong my Sister”.
We black women have often gone unnoticed for all the hard work we do and positive contributions we make to society.
There isn’t much more I can add to this – words to keep us going in the most difficult of times.
Whether it’s bad jobs, relationships, people or situations – Sometimes walking away is the only option. Thank you Nina!
Finally, if I can add my own; I shared this on social media and enjoyed having conversations with a lot of you about it. Something I often think about for myself and reminds me that even when I’m the only black face in the room, I deserve to be there too.
Leave a comment below and tell me which Black Woman’s Voice helps you, especially in difficult times. She doesn’t have to be famous, could be someone close to you too.
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