The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police are both tragic and also part of a long history of Black people being killed for no other reason than for being Black.
In 1955, a 14 year old Black boy, Emmett Till, was lynched for allegedly offending a white woman at her grocery store. And this year Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old Black man, was killed while jogging in the town he lived in.
A friend texted me to ask if we could talk and my mind goes to 100 negative thoughts. “He’s mad about this, he’s going to accuse me of that, I’m going to have to defend myself.” I’m walking down the street. The sun is shining and it’s beautiful and lush out. But I’m not enjoying it at all. I’m catapulted way into the future.
Things are continuing to be uncertain and we’ve now been in lockdown for almost 2 months now. Some days I feel accepting of it and can see the positives. Other days I feel intense emotions, sometimes sadness, sometimes I feel trapped, sometimes angry.
Female-identified artists, healers, and entrepreneurs are badass by nature. You were not told you could make your own money or create your own business, so any woman who is willing to take the risk is the definition of badass.
And I’m also been touched by how supportive these women are to each other, how supportive other women in business have been to me.