Diva Check-In: How are we doing?
June 9, 2020
Mia The Diva
How are we doing?
It’s been an emotional 10 plus days or so.
In the wake after witnessing George Floyd’s death on social media was beyond disturbing, it was horrific.
I felt extremely angry. I felt extremely anxious. I felt extremely frustrated the first couple of days. Then l started having the conversations and sharing different points of view about the BLM movement and police brutality. We shared experiences of racism that we have faced. It’s a place that some of us do not want to go to and for far too many of us this is our normal.
Having different perspectives reminds me that this impacts everyone in different ways.
The cool thing about all of this it is that for the first time black people have the support of our country and the world. I can only speak for myself but for the first time we are not fighting primarily by ourselves. We have the support of each other AND the world.
The millions upon millions of people from all backgrounds united has been beyond inspiring. It’s a paradigm shift in a major way and it’s absolutely beautiful. I’m incredibly proud of our younger generation of what has been accomplished in just 10 days.
What I have learned through all of this is the importance of living with intent and purpose.
Being a black person who was born, lives and works in the United States it’s a disgrace that we have to prove that our LIVES matter, that WE matter in a country that WE fight for, that our ancestors DIED for and ultimately where WE were ALL born; natural AMERICAN citizens.
This movement goes far beyond fighting for justice and protesting against police brutality. This pain, this hurt is far deeper. We can not change that racism will be here until the end of times. However, once we show the world we are together they can’t stop us.
So often as women we do not put ourselves first, this movement is as big political as it is personal OUR LlVES MATTER. Self Awareness Self Care and Self Love is crucial more than ever during these times. We can only love each other to the extent that we love ourselves!
Be Healthy Be Fabulous Be You!
Mia Thee Diva