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"To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage." – James Baldwin
I didn't realize until I started openly expressing my blackness aloud, and beginning my journey of activism how mentally and physically draining it would be. I mean I knew it would be draining, but this is a different type of trauma. You have to defend black people to white people. You have to defend yourself to trolls and 'instagrammers' with cats as their profile pics. And worse of all you have to defend black people to black people. Though you don't necessarily HAVE to defend yourself and your fellow black people, you do, because I mean that's what being an activist consists of.
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Why do we want people who don't want us?
Is it because there is something wrong inside of us?
A sisStar of mines recently asked me this question. My immediate answer was yes. As hard as it is to admit, the truth in who we attract to us is that we attract them to us because they are mirrors of us. I inner-stand this to be true because I had to go through a process of self-evaluation through experiencing years of hurt from dysfunctional romantic relationships.