Can you handle being a trigger?
Black women are expected to work hard, get an education, be confident and successful AND know their place.
Their place is to never be too much, never be too outspoken, never be independent in their thinking, never really own their power. There’s always a tune that they have to dance to.
People love your power, your strength, your ability to make things happen. But you can’t be too powerful, then you become too intimidating.
That explains why confident and competent Black women are celebrated when they enter some these organisations and positions, only for things to turn sour when she starts touching on holy cows.
Why some friendships and relationships fall apart when you move to another level of success or when you start having a voice, advocate for yourself more or put up boundaries.
When you own your power as a Black woman, you are going to trigger people. You are going to trigger your friends, colleagues, the powers that be and even your family sometimes.
You don’t even have to go looking for trouble, it comes with the territory. You have to be willing and ready to manage the backlash that comes with how your power will trigger others. You can’t be a victim about it, power comes with contestation.
Equip yourself to manage it.
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