#1.“Your silence will not protect you.” - Audre Lorde.
The courage to speak up has always been within our people.
Self-Reflection: What thoughts or emotions have you silenced lately? Was this to protect you or spare others feelings?
#2. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” - Maya Angelou.
We shouldn’t accept disrespect from others, especially if said harm is rooted in anti-Blackness.
Self-Reflection: Does your community or workspace offer the same care you provide them?
#3. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” - Alice Walker.
Capitalism tricks us into forgetting life is about experiences and building community.
Self-Reflection: When did you last practice gratitude for the little things?
"What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else." - Lucille Clifton.
Our ancestors became free when they believed they had the right to freedom, even while enslavers called them “slaves.”
Self-Reflection: When was the last time you believed negative things someone said about you? How did you reclaim your power?
#5: “No more hiding.” - Adrienne Bennett
For generations anti-Black systems taught us to apologize for our creative genius and bodies. But freedom is our birthright.
Self-Reflection: How would you like to be witnessed and celebrated today?
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