Let's talk. Now don’t judge me but last week, I was indulging in some ratchet television. You know your typical women trash talking about one another or throwing a drink or two. I’m guilty of giving into it, I’m sure we all have been there. By the end of the episode, I was disgusted by the lack of positive representation of black women on television. A friend and I began to talk about why is it that we as women come against one another so hard. There was rarely a true moment where these women came together, put aside their differences, and uplifted one another. If it doesn’t involve side eyes, throwing drinks, or some sort of shade, you may not find it on television unless it’s a one-time event like an awards show.
This is so eye opening and every time I see it, it reopens my eyes. As women, we can be competitive and that’s okay, but let’s stop competing against one another. There are things in this world for each and every one of us. We can win together. There's going to be some fighting or even times when we challenge one another, it can be somewhat healthy. However, we need more unity and less divide. What we represent when we come together is a sisterhood.
We have an unbreakable bond. The most representation of this that I see is on social media from uplifting tweets on Twitter to supporting posts on Instagram. I love a good thread on Twitter of just black women praising one another for their accomplishments no matter how big or small. If you’re not catching on, it’s time to pay attention. As black women, we are a powerful force. We can do anything alone, but let’s start doing more together. There is something about the power that is within us when we come together.
The things that we can do together are world changing.