We really make this thing from love and tenacity every week and we’re *so* new and still growing and I’m just grateful folks even be listeninggggggg!
We said “let’s get a bunch of BIPOC women, femme and gender non conforming folks and make a podcast w an intersectional lens and give free ads to BIPOC businesses and launch it during a pandemic” and like... it’s really here and it gets made and people come on and people listen?!
We can remain focused on the work ahead while honoring a historic moment and celebrating the immense fortitude it took from so many to get here.
We contain multitudes. The struggle continues, and joy is good fuel.
Be good to yourselves today, stay safe, and stay masked! 🖤✊🏾
I’m going to be spending my day *not* on here so I can just exist in this moment. And I’m going to be thinking of all those who did not survive this presidency, and all the scars we will bear. I will think of all we owe them, in our laughter and our tears and our striving.
I’m going to be thinking of all the people who did all the things to get us here to this moment, the names we know and those we do not, and pray their protection, their covering and that their cup overflow with abundance for all they have contributed.
Everybody who voted for, supported, excused, worked for, and perpetuated this monster...and everyone who dismissed, invalidated, undermined and ignored the warnings and fears of Black folks and POC who TOLD you that it absolutely could and would come to this owns this.
You do not get to wipe the dirt off your hands when the seed you planted has sprouted.
We told you this could and would happen because it’s happened before, and you called us “crazy.”
I’m trying to find the words for how downright infuriating it feels to have just been about to press “publish” on a piece about the lack of police accountability and Breonna Taylor, only for my editor to tell me I needed to add Jacob Blake in now, too.
1. Desperate people do desperate things. The more desperate they get, the more desperate their behavior gets.
Trump calling a GOP SoS and talking to him in all caps *for an entire hour* like he ain't know a tape could be running is irrational because HE'S irrational & desperate
But also? I don't know if anything makes Trump itch quite like Black excellence. (See: His Obama obsession.) He hates losing-especially to people he deems "beneath" him. The fact that it was young & Brown & Black folks who beat him in GA? Oh he is MAD.
It made me want to watch Claudine when I was done.
The producers worked so hard to to preserve the style and bring a story light that exists outside of Black resilience narratives and instead considered love, in all its complexity. Because we exist there, too. #SylviesLove
It also just made me cry and smile and laugh and do all the things we really want films to make us do during the Holidays, *especially* during this holiday.
We asked powerhouse @FGossGraves how women-especially BIPOC women, essential working women, newly unemployed women, and the families so many support- recover from protracted and continual economic suffering in the face of this pandemic.