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I’ve been fairly quiet this week re: HW and #MeToo and white feminism because it’s hard to heal when we have to keep saying this.
It’s taxing mental gymnastics to want to stand w all women +fellow survivors (#WomenBoycottTwitter) who don’t stand for us (#WOCAffirmation)
A black woman started #MeToo 10 yrs ago.

We’ve known about R. Kelly for literal decades.

But his victims are young + black.
.@JamilahLemieux, myself and others have been tweeting, writing, protesting + petitioning for R. Kelly to stop getting booked.

Silence.
Weinstein is getting exactly what he deserves. But R. Kelly isn’t.

His victims are young, poor, and black.

That’s the only difference.
But every time I have to scream that to the top of my lungs to deaf ears, a piece of me suffers.

It hinders healing.
I’m not going to stop.

But I won’t keep doing these mental flips. I’ll stand w every survivor-and include WoC myself, if you won’t.
I’m very sure @Alyssa_Milano didn’t know #MeToo was started by a black woman.

Because the Black woman got no shine. *That’s* the issue.
We gotta show up for ourselves.
Ultimately, I want to not feel the overwhelming mental pressure of “choosing” between #WomenBoycottTwitter and #WOCAffirmation as a survivor
Having to choose erases my womanness and my blackness and disturbs a very tender, yet unhealed place in me.
But that’s going to keep being the false choice when WoC are erased from jump street.

The cycle will continue until it’s disrupted.
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