It takes a lot of confidence to be this ridiculous.
I’ve just had the pleasure of reading this awesome article on manifesting black joy and I wanted to share it.
My favourite sections were creating “sista” circles and collectives:
“Surrounding yourself with girlfriends and fun is a surely a great way to generate Black Joy. Creating and joining “sista” circles and collectives serve as enjoyable outlets for Black women to discuss various issues and topics and in the process, create long-lasting bonds and sisterhoods. It can be over coffee, a few drinks, or just a picnic at the park. Meeting up with your sistas and enjoying the company of other Black women can make room for a lot of laughs, sharing of stories, advice and just overall fun.
“Examples of such collectives include the Black and Defiant Womanists Collective (BAD), based out of Philadelphia and New York; the African Women’s Diaspora Network (DAWN), based out of New York and DC; and the Ain’t I a Woman Collective, which aims to centre the voices of women with African ancestry in Europe and beyond. ”
And I also really enjoyed the reading while black list:
20 books written by Black women authors that you should add to your collection.
All really great books and I would add a few Black British and Black European voices to that list too, as well as more African writers.