if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementery school kids in Ferguson.
schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.
The race to become the better woman.
The painful practice of competing with other women even the women you love, whom love you.
For some it begins the first day our parents bring our little sister home from the hospitals.
The door unlocks, Ready set Go!
the competition begins.
As a child we are unable to understand how someone can love both us and someone else.
Simply put we see the love we don’t feel as love given to someone else.
As toddlers we see the lack of attention as neglect.
And as adults we equate attention with love, we have not matured emotionally.
Somewhere along the way we’ve failed at explaining or teaching young girls that all of them, each unique one can be embraced, respected and loved.
We’ve given them directions to womanhood, ignoring the fact that there’s more than one route.
So here we are, sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, cousin, friends, who are secretly enemies.
Racing to become the greatest woman ever.
What we have learned we refuse to teach
We have failed to support or inspire any other woman who’s path is different from our own.
We don’t believe in the word different, we must define what is better
Everything is a competition,
Hair, texture, complexion, height, weight.
We’ve taught each other that beauty is what is widely accepted and only what is widely accepted
Tragically destroying ourselves
Even those who benefit, those we’ve declared as winners, they lose and become lost because they are isolated. Limited to growth and instruction only from woman who live and look identical to them.
Our greatness is minimized, our powers limited because we are afraid to learn from all, to admire all, to love all.
So I have chosen to live differently, because even now in this moment being both selfish & smart I believe the words
If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.
if you think black women wearing their hair natural is unprofessional you are racist.