It can be hard finding great children’s books right? I think I found one. I love books with a positive lesson. For me, the new book Anthill For Sale is about leaning to value and love yourself when others don’t. You can’t go wrong with message like that. And the illustrations are gorgeous too. @bigbellyubookco #PB #kidlit #amreading #parenting #family # love #childrenliteracy Read more
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My own family tree is a network of blank spots and unanswered questions.
Woke Mommy Chatter – The Podcast is back with 8 new episodes. We are kicking off season 2 with an episode on Black Love. I chat with Destinii and Brandon from the @BlaqLoveSoul Instagram blog about the beauty of Black love, some of the challenges and their own love story.
Black love truly is beautiful, in some ways it is revolutionary. It is defiance in the face of injustice and racism. Black love is perseverance, in a society that has attempted for years to undermine black relationships, to strip black people of their ability to love each other, to uphold each other and to bond with each other.
Black love is comfort, home, it a sense of security and peace in knowing that you are enveloped in an embrace of those who share common experiences, who understand the struggle, who strive to achieve despite all odds.
Black love stands strong in the face of societal pressure from billboards, and commercials and marketing campaigns and television shows and memes, and Instagram posts that seek to perpetuate the myth that black love is dying. That it no longer exists, that its blackness is toxic.
Black love is community, it is protests, it is standing hand in hand, and it is support for each other, supporting neighbours, supporting family. It is hope in the future. It is uplifting.
Black love is resistance, it is a fist in the air, it is the power of convictions, it is striving towards change, it is people who dedicate themselves to their community, it is unapologetic in its blackness.
Black love is pride.
Black love is hurt and pain. It is complicated. It is the grief of communities destroyed by lack of opportunities and injustice of biased societal structures that uphold white supremacy. It is fear for black children, for our partners, for ourselves.
Black love is migration, it is building a future away from those you love, communities you love, in the hopes that the generations after will do better. It is sacrifice. It is courage
Black love is beautiful. It is Sunday afternoon hair days, and cook-outs and worship. Is carnival and bacchanals and dance hall. It is celebration.
Black love is empowering. It is community. It is about thriving against all odds. It is about defying the oppressor. Black love will always be political. Black love will always be divisive, black love will always exist.
Black love is everything.
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