And so is walking around every season in a white supremacist world as a Black embodied challenge to nonsense beauty norms...
And sometimes letting go is about LET'S GO! Enacting your purpose with bravery and boldness like QBG favorites the Lost Bois do...here is Be Steady's tour diary about the Lost Bois recent trip to South Carolina....
don't you want to bring them to perform in your community/on your campus/on your porch?
And like Osa of Shotgun Seamstress does...repping the true anti-capitalist meaning of DIY. I know you want to read the current issue of the zine...email her at firstname.lastname@example.org! And check out her blog
And of course one of our profound pop culture incentives for a deep healing breath comes in the form of the pending release of the Tyler Perry version of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls" QBGs Fallon and Moya have started a blog carnival on the topic...so be sure to link any posts you write on that topic or email links to email@example.com.
AND HUGE SHOUT OUT TO QBG LIBRARIAN ALBERTA BAILEY...the person who brought us the irreplaceable MOYA BAILEY and the sponsor of a year of gold membership for us on this social network...yay for Black Librarian Mamas who love and support their Quirky Black Daughters!!!!
And speaking of which, and towards a future of much MORE understanding and support I hope to see you, Alberta, and your mom for a workshop led by me and my momma called Thicker Than Whatever: Unstoppable Mother/Daughter Relationships on January 15th in Atlanta Ga...details and a registration form here:
The present is an ongoing gift because of the brilliance of QBGs across generations making it happen! I am so excited to hear about the vision and purpose of the projects you are working on because it wakes up my soul.
Let's make Barbara Smith and all the given, chosen mothers and foremothers proud :)
so much love,