"As the black community grapples with the effects of incarceration on generations of black men, we now have to grapple with the incarceration of black women and the fact that colorism and the disdain for blackness is a contributing factor to who enters prison and how long they stay there." -Onlielove Alston
Category: PTSD & Women of Color
Fight Like Sisters!
"If true love means fighting fair and honestly, while maintaining value and regard for one another, then neither me, nor people of color need to reduce ourselves and our voices in order to get along with Caucasians. Neither do we need to compromise our worth or hide our pain at our boundaries being breached in order to belong in the community of God." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
Embracing My Red
"It is the responsibility of older generations to affirm the contested and globally ridiculed aesthetic truth of the girl of colour. The older generations must say to the younger generations "you are beautiful." -Farikanayi
If We’re Equal Enough To Die Side by Side
"So my question is: if we’re equal enough to die side by side, why aren’t we equal enough to stand side by side in all spheres of life???"
When Answering The Call Means Leaving
"They tried to get me to fit into constrictive, gendered box, rife with limitations, but failed to understand that because I know I bear the reflection of Divinity, I reject the lie that my womanhood makes me ill-equipped to do anything." -Alicia Crosby
Solidarity Amidst Racial Stereotyping
"In reality, the design of women by God Almighty does not include everlasting captivity, oppression, or condemnation." -Jennifer Grieco
Weak Women…Who Are They?
I grew up in a household full of girls. I was initially the sixth of seven, and then sixth of nine daughters in a household with only three sons. I never heard anyone refer to me or any of my sisters as 'weak.' There were no separate (gender) chores in our home - everybody took… Continue reading Weak Women…Who Are They?
Bridging The Performance Gap for Women of Color
Many women, colored and white, who've been traumatized by discrimination of women, will tell you that they've lost confidence in themselves. But do we know what 'that' means?