You’re a strong black woman!”, especially when I am at my weakest or my saddest points. And especially when I’m being told this by someone who has the capacity to actually help me. What is it about us, as black women, that the entire world expects us to bear it on our shoulders?
Wouldn't take nothin'...
“Got my hands on the gospel plow, wouldn’t take nothin for my journey now.”
Lyrics from the song I loved to hear my grandfather sing still resonate with me. They say to me, ” You have work to do. Gospel work. Truth work. Till fertile ground, sow good seeds. cultivate potential, and reap a bountiful harvest. This is the crux of optimal living. Constant sowing and reaping. growing through truth and intentional hard work.