Shavonne Marshall-Wells

WE GON' BE ALRIGHT!

Shavonne Marshall-Wells
WE GON' BE ALRIGHT!

To the people who have 400 years of slavery, systematic oppression, and the echo of  "you people" running in their veins this is for you. The gentle reminder that Trump is simply the mascot in a race, with the timer set on your life. Everyday since your birth was an opportunity for you to be aware, aware that you were different than the other kids at the playground, that your feet elevated in the sky was possible despite every single thing that programmed you to believe you were LESS THAN. 

That was probably a mouthful - but what better way to speak ferociously in the face of intolerance. The Executive orders signed after the inauguration can NOT change who you are and what you are meant to be if you are working and walking in your purpose. We must excel as one body with many minds. 

For a long time post traumatic slave disorder has divided us. Many sharing our skin tones felt because they were removed from negativity  they were  excluded from the "black narrative." They were unable to relate to those who still required assistance whether financially, mentally, or socially. They voted for a leader that reflected the lifestyle they wished they were included in, whilst the remaining people, chose no one. 

The best way to win in these next four years is to removed ourselves from the need for government assistance, and stategically implement community programs and organizations that can replace them. We have survived much worse for much longer. This is a wake up call to do more, and even better.