Womanhood Series 3 – I’m Not Your Superwoman

Superwoman

Superwoman, that was my only option, I was never given the option to be anything else.  I grew up believing that black women  had an endless supply of resilience, we were the careers not the cared for and we were the reason for everything that was broken in our community.

I feel the need to reiterate this – please don’t come at me with ‘black women think they own the monopoly on struggle’ thing. 

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Womanhood Series 3 – The Silent Woman

Silent

The silent woman thinks that not speaking about something still equates to speaking about it. To her, silence is not the absence of conversation because not talking is her way of letting you know there’s a storm a-brewing  (or she’s trying to prevent a storm from brewing).

The silent woman is baiting you, so don’t be fooled. Don’t try to turn the volume of her silence down by asking questions like ‘are you ok?’ – you know good and well she isn’t. 

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