Today is the start of Women's HERstory Month and on the heels of Black History Month, I feel good.
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a Black feminist to my core.
I stan Black women.
I will riot for Black women.
I will go to war for Black women.
Black women are everything to me.
As I go into this month with intentionality, I want to publicly state my vow to Black women.
My Vow to Black Women
I am not perfect.
I do not promise to get it right every time.
I do not promise to be without flaw in my dealings with you but...
I promise to celebrate you every time I get a chance.
I promise to clap for you and clap back for you.
I promise to be in your corner even when you make mistakes.
I promise to love you when you feel that you are unlovable and give you grace when it seems you are unforgivable.
I promise that even if we aren't friends, even if we are "enemies", I will never wish you harm.
I want to see you win, always and in all ways.
We do not have to know each other for me to love you.
I love you because you exist.
I love you because the rest of the world may forget to.
I acknowledge your pain and I will understand when you can't just "be strong".
I vow to stand with you, whether it be as a soldier on the front lines prepared to fight or at the altar to pray for better days or even on the edge of the cliff just to feel alive again.
I vow to see you.