“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”–Audre Lorde
Now, that it’s summer it’s a perfect time for a Blogcation. I’m ready to tackle some other projects these next couple of months. A few of my summer plans are to cut back on social media, read a good book, and spend time with my toddler. There’s been an agenda from “you know who” to crush our spirits. The mainstream news has been filled with overwhelming stories of racist/other oppressive incidents. This constant bombardment of negativity is meant to disorient us and leave us feeling hopeless. While traditional forms of resistance are always necessary (boycotts, etc.), engaging in self-care is also important.
So, that’s what I’m going to do. I encourage all my readers to do the same. I also want to thank everyone for your support. My goal with this blog has been to show the unique experiences and complexities of Black women/womanhood. If you are not quite ready to say goodbye for the summer months, I will be offering online courses at my new virtual school. It’s an opportunity to expand on my work. There will be fun activities, so be sure to check ’em out! The courses will be available in July.
Otherwise, I will be back in the fall. Have a safe and cool summer!
Oh, it’s still spring. Well, I’ll take it. I’m sooo over the cold weather, getting sick every other week, and zombie folks. I’m ready for sunny days, blossoming flowers, and people with a little pep in their step.
I will be taking a short blogcation. This is the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal. I hope you are also able to engage in some self-care 🙂
Whew! I’ve never been so happy to see the end of summer. Usually, I dread the fall. Unlike most folks, I don’t get giddy over pumpkin anything or smothering sweaters. But between Trump’s antics, celebrity wackiness, and the tomfoolery of the weather. I am done. I’m looking forward to the new season.
I need a break. Lawd knows I do. Plus, I have some things going on these next few weeks I need to focus on.
I just want to give a shout out to all the folks who have been following this blog. The purpose of my blog is to deconstruct the images/representations of black women in media (movies, music, etc.). It came out of the creation of my zine “See Me: Issues that Affect Our Lives, Acts of Resistance against Oppression, and Black Feminist Thought.” I hope to write more about zines/zine culture next year.
In the words of India.Aire“Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion, Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law”—all my posts are my take/opinions on how racism, sexism, classism, and other “isms” affect black women’s lives. I don’t have all the answers (unlike Sway ;). I am just trying to offer a different perspective…
If you celebrate, I wish ya happy holidays. I am going on blogcation. I’m not planning to do too much this holiday season. I visited the peeps last year, so I can wait until next year to go back 😉 But I plan to relax, catch up on my reading, etc. The blog will resume in early January 2014.