Why I’m Checking Out of Black Lives Matter

Any other Tired Black Women are welcome to follow me out the door.

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Bih
Oct 3, 2020 · 8 min read
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In our modern day society we have entrenched ourselves in toxic positivity. We’ve decided that it’s not ok to experience sadness, or loneliness, or anger and are told instead to “look at the bright side” and to remain “unbothered.”

For a while, I was confused by this. How could I, someone who championed social justice, draw away from a storyline that aimed to push for the eradication of slavery centuries before it was supposed to end? Then it dawned on me.

Despite what the world and other black women would like us to believe, we’re not bulletproof. If you cut us we’ll bleed, if you tickle us we’ll laugh, and if you hurt us we’ll cry.

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“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” I come with truth because I care more about the world than I should.

Age of Awareness

Stories providing creative, innovative, and sustainable changes to the ways we learn

Bih

Written by

Bih

“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” I come with truth because I care more about the world than I should.

Age of Awareness

Stories providing creative, innovative, and sustainable changes to the ways we learn

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