My husband Shamar. Patient, Loving, Attentive, Passionate, Strong, and Protective of all who are important to him. But these past few weeks he was shook with anger and frustration. This hit differently from any other hateful crimes.
He was retraumatized. He relieved feelings he buried. Feelings of hindrance and embarrassment from the handful of times he was profiled, pulled over and arbitrated because of the hue his skin carried. Each and every time he would carefully calculate ALL his moves because any misinterpreted move could cost him his LIFE.
This one particular day, feeling dehumanized he was handcuffed before he was even told why he was being restrained. He was accused of taking someone’s wallet at a bank; just because the privileged assumed it was the black guy next to him on the counter- the video footage quickly cleared up the “misunderstanding”. Many fake apologies following. (This is the short version)
Every day He fears for his black and brown sons and daughters because he doesn’t know whose path they may cross one day.
Today He is a Proud faith-filled Black Man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. STANDING firmly and loudly in representation for the BLACK WOMEN and BLACK MEN who today cannot stand for themselves because their lives were taken away because of SOMEONES hate and privileged actions. Let’s continue to pray and stand strong together for protection and justice. Each day I Stand in solidarity with you!✊🏾
Black Lives Matter
Shout out to photographer Rachele Petosa @ciaobellagency for creating standing, “The Solidarity Project”, Houston TX 6.19.2020
#ShoutOutSunday I attended the Power Women Summit 2018 – LA, California I attended a couple of weeks ago with Latinas Rising, it was overwhelmingly empowering. I really did not have words to fully express my experience. The summit was full of stories, statements, and teachings from WOMEN and some men in Hollywood, educators, social justice and sports icons, that spoke about the injustices and inappropriate behaviors nosotras las mujeres/we women go through. The #metoomovement “IS” not going anywhere any time soon. Como Mujeres, As Women, we endure a handful of unpleasant situations, and sometimes take a big swallow and take one for the team. A reason may be our goals. If you are like me, I have taken some uncomfortable, racist and sometimes degrading situations that I’ve endured, added some cement (tears & sweat) and turned it into a stepping stone I need to keep climbing until I make it. That is why is so important para nosotras to SPEAK UP AND TELL YOUR STORY. It has healing powers. Zoe Saldana as among those that spoke about her experiences and the actions she is contributing to make real change.