Since 2006, I’ve presented about 1,500 articles and podcasts urging black women to unapologetically pursue and support their permanent interests, first and foremost, and live their best life possible. My work falls into the category of Black Women’s Empowerment or BWE, and I’m often labelled as one of the chief pioneers of the BWE. However, I consider my urgings to black women as plain common sense.
However, there were other black women authors (pioneers) who sprang up during that time who were of the same mind: to uplift black women by purging the mindset held by so many black women that kept them caged and behaving as mules and to replace it with one that would free them. Since I’m viewed as a BWE pioneer and since my writings focused on black women marrying outside their ethnic and racial group (interculturally and interracially) as one way of using all options to broaden or elevate their lives, many people confused BWE with the increase in black women dating and marrying interracially and some began to portray the BWE movement as a way of proselytizing for Black women to marry white men. Most of the confusion was deliberate, done to detract from the crucial need for black women’s empowerment by entangling it with the hot-button issue of race.
In actuality, a woman who is empowered marries who she chooses, so she needs no persuasion or permission to marry inside or outside her group. I, personally, have always been empowered to marry who I chose to marry. That being said, undoubtedly the BWE movement gave some women the extra assurance and confidence they needed in order to choose the best mate for themselves.
The sites on the dropdown menu are especially critical for black American women to read, as well as for black women in similar situations throughout the world. After reading a good slice of these MUST-READ articles, I promise that you will never be the same again.
Free your mind!