Happy Tuesday Womeneurs! I'm sharing this post to drop some knowledge, insight & perspective. I'm not about sharing fluff. My goal is to shift and enhance your thought process, especially on your entrepreneur journey.
As a black woman, I learned at an early age that "white is the default". I also learned why we as black people STRUGGLE with being our true selves in a society that continues to oppress us. It's why we struggle with our exterior appearance, our words and just how to show up for the world and on social media. You MUST understand that IT'S OKAY TO BE BLACK! It's okay to embrace your culture, it's okay to take up space, speak with swag, move the way you move, because we do it BIG, BOLD & BADASS! 👑
In case you haven't noticed, I have learned to unlock the chains of a conditioned society to show up in this world BOLDLY and UNAPOLOGETICALLY. I don't need anyone's permission or approval, but my own. 👑
- Christopher Columbus didn’t discover anything. Black and brown existence doesn’t begin under the white gaze.
White people aren’t the only thinkers that produce knowledge. White people aren’t the knowers and everything else is to be discovered, known and scrutinized.
Whiteness isn’t the default for existence. The idea of white being the ‘norm’ and all other last being exotic or other’
Consider the experts in your field, are they all white? Black people are highly knowledgeable and have a depth of expertise in things other than race. Astronomers, physicians, botanist, science fiction novelist, etc.
Whiteness and proximity to whiteness does not translate to ‘the better’ 👑