Today I went to a poetry workshop/artist’s talk. I was surrounded by so many beautiful black female artists, something I’m not used to. It was just us, talking about our art and our experiences as black women. It was honestly exactly what I needed. I feel rejuvenated, inspired, understood, and loved. Healing is hard. Every day is different for me. I’m figuring out what I need in order to truly heal. I realized today that I need to surround myself around more black women. I need more black female identified friends. They get me like no one ever will. I’m also starting to realize that I’m more of an extravert. I love being alone; however, I was so motivated to keep going after this day that I’m starting to think that I recharge better when I’m around people, even though I might be silent the entire time. Just being surrounded by likeminded people and listening to others inspire me more than anything. Today I connected with people who truly understand me and I feel recharged now. I feel ready to take on the world and whatever she throws at me.
Thank you to all of the black women in my life and around the world. I love you. I believe in you. You are appreciated. You matter. You are beautiful. You are worthy. Thank you.