❌ predator protection,
❌ rape apologists
❌ black trauma as entertainment
vs watching #SurvivingRKelly for
✅ the community love and/or
✅ bearing witness and/or
✅ learning about predator behavior from the mental health experts in the series.
Black or any.
And I think it's smart to warn against consuming gratuitoo black trauma for glorification's sake.
But that's not what this show is *about* just because it CONTAINS it.
These two things are of Paramount importance. For the Black community, all our Black cultures and the world at Large.
Even out of sheer fear and ignorance.
It's as systemic as sexism or patriarchy or fascism.
It's like cancer. When I didn't know I had it? I was fighting it all wrong. I thought it was something else.
If you know a better way? Teach me sensai.
As a survivor this process is not fun. It hurts. But it also heals.
And this show isn't just exposing that. It's educating us about how it works.
I've been going through some of this my whole life and have had amazing revelations because if sits connected on this show.
The arguments that his predatory behavior is normally allows people to shove his crimes into the margins.
In my (almost as young) brain where I had a 28 year old boy friend at 17?
I didn't get the big deal, thinking she was older than I thought and that he was younger.
Ridiculous said out loud! But. I never said it out loud until this show.
And. It wasn't his only time. And it was systemic. And it was repeated. And premeditated.
Counting the age difference between some of my favorite famous married couples.
But I also don't the have multiple consistent narratives of those men attacking multiple women.
Then there's the needed discussion, and the ideas for building a world that removes the support structure for predators.
But come participate in the group healing, resource building, support structures & community building.