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I am a writer/screenwriter and I am working on my first documentary on the subject, "What's the real definition of a strong black woman?" Thank you BWS for giving me an opportunity to post on your blog.
As I research this question I'm sadden to hear that so many young black women think that the stripper on the pole selling her body for money to support her family (so the reasoning is) is equal to the seventeen year old slave girl who accepted being raped as a way of protecting and saving the innocence of the other young girls on the plantation.
I certainly hope that we as black woman truly check ourselves and before we call ourselves strong black women, we actually are.
It's so sad to hear how we battle one another, do not support one another, we disrepect and disregard one another and yet we call one another sista. We are teaching our young daughters that it's okay to dress less than a queen, but we forget to tell them to expect to be treated less than too.
Have we forgotten all the struggles of our ancestors? It's as if we think nothing of the slave girl who accepted being rape by her master and his friends to protect the younger slave girls and boys from this.
Being a Strong Black Woman has nothing to do talking trash and being loud, no it's that calm spirit, that unconditional love and confidence not to conform to society but instead that love within to take a stand against anything that will bring her family, her people or her community down.
Ladies, no Sistas, let's turn this thing around and respect the crown of a Strong Black Woman, instead of stealing the precious stones and replacing it with fools gold, let's shine those diamonds and clean those emeralds.