I met my blackness at the age of 22 when I was so kindly reminded that “ my efforts were negligible because “ the way the world works, your voice will be overshadowed by years of white work “ For the first time in my life I felt the weight of the color of my skin
I met my womanhood when I was 24, I had a man look me in the face and tell me, “ it doesn't matter who you are, when men see a woman in power, all they think about is the fact that she had her husbands penis inside of her the night before “
See, the way the world works, slavery was widely accepted for years, women were seen as no more than child baring, home making, submissive beings. We were grounded, bound to our landlines, railways and failed to question traditional value and norms.
We have accomplished the impossible, we flew to the moon, we can travel the world in less than 80 days.
There is no doubt the world is changing, so I will attend every rally, stand with every woman, no matter their race, religious belief, sexual orientation because I believe in a world where people empower people and change is within our reach.