We know by now that race is a construct that was created to serve a purpose to those who created it. Black people have been able to take what was meant to be a label that stood for all that is inferior and undesirable and redefined it and made it a source of pride and chose to wear it as a crown and made it beautiful, empowering and a source of pride.
However what is empowering also has the ability to be just as disempowering. I have observed with myself, the Black women that I coach and maybe Black people in general.
That our history of the struggle creates matyrs, and long suffering activists out of us.
We want to dedicate our lives to alleviating suffering, not from a point of abundance but from a point of suffering.
Someone said be careful of a man with no shirt on who offers you a coat.
We do that with our careers as well. I speak to women who won’t leave a job because so many people they work with depend on them for inspiration and counsel.
Girl, you are struggling to make ends meet and stressed out of your wits in a position you hate and you are stuck there because you are loyal? Because younger Black women are dependent on you to be their guru and example?
What if you had to focus on living your life in full, striving for the best for yourself, your own happiness? What if that is a more powerful example? There is a difference between lending a hand here and there and taking over. Have some boundaries.
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