So many of us right now are being called to reclaim our ancestral knowledge and connection to the earth as another way to dismantle white supremacy and patriarchy. ShutterstockSince the election, I’ve been interested in the ways women of color are taking care of ourselves and each other in Trump’s United States.
Every summer since I moved in Los Angeles, I go back to New York to visit family, friends and community. New York will always be home: it is the city that raised me as a woman and it truly comes alive in the summer. I intentionally left New York City three years ago for an amalgam of reasons mostly involving burnout, cost of living and weather. The joy I got from the constant grind was long gone.
In New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood, a sea of “rainbow children” in purple wigs, sequins and sparkles saturated the streets. People of all ages, races, gender expressions and backgrounds followed the buoyant brass band horns and booty-shaking drumbeats of the second-line parade honoring the Purple One. We clapped, shouted and sang to the heavens. There was no place I would rather have been to celebrate and mourn our collective beloved, Prince.
This photo collage tells me Black women are tired. I am. Very few faces of color. Shout out to my sisters on the front lines today (and erryday)! Not mad but white ladies pls go get your people when it comes time to vote. 🙏🏽 https://twitter.com/latimes/status/954806553386934272
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Selecting a term
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