Happy May everyone!
IF YOU ARE AGAINST WOMEN SPEAKING THEIR MINDS AND TELLING THEIR TRUTH THIS ISN’T THE PLACE FOR YOU. IF YOU WOULD RATHER DEFEND A MAN THAN LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY EXIT NOW!
I’m not going to front, this has been a long week already. I’ve been in a rut creatively and finding the energy to write this blog was extremely difficult. There has been so much going on in the world this past week.
The news and gossip sites on social media has been filled with all kinds of violence against women. The most heartbreaking part is watching people try to justify it. On countless occasions I have seen women stand by men and defend their honor rather wrong or right… why don’t we get that same energy when we are being wronged?
Famous, talented men of all races and backgrounds are constantly in the news for rape, domestic violence, and infidelity. But for some reason everyone points the finger at the woman. Why?
“What did she do to provoke him?”
“She just want his money!”
“Stop trying to slander successful black men!”
“Homewrecker, that’s what she gets!”
“She’s a hoe”
“She was asking for it”
“White men don’t get punished when they do it!”
“Why did she wait so long to say something?”
“I don’t believe it, I need proof!”
Let’s all say it together ACCOUNTABILITY!
A big part of free speech is accountability and understanding that there are consequences for your actions and words. Celebrities and a public figures need to understand their impact. No one is perfect not even the beloved superstars we love to put on pedal stools. Bringing up white men in Hollywood who “get away” with sexually assaulting women DOESN’T JUSTIFY ANYTHING! They should all be held accountable for their actions!!
I have even watched pastors and preachers side with the men in these cases. But it’s not surprising since a lot of church leaders often find themselves in their own scandals as well. *sips tea*
I’m not here to judge who’s wrong or who’s right but why is it so hard to take women for their word? We march, protest, and riot for men to get fair trials but women aren’t shown the same respect. Yes, there are cases when men are framed or lied on. But how is it that even if a man admits to his wrong doing, people still refuse to believe the woman.
I’ve spent enough time on the scandals in the news, that isn’t the topic of my post this week. I actually wanted to take this week to continue highlighting strong women because through it all STILL, WE RISE.
The inspiration for this post actually came from Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer.
I looooooove everything about this body of art! She has truly blessed us. It is obviously an ode to the late and the great musician Prince. She also created an “Emotion Picture”, which is a narrative film accompanying her musical album.
Janell Monáe recently came out as pansexual.
pan·sex·u·al /panˈsekSH(əw)əl/ adjective - not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
This album and film really sheds light on womanhood and sexuality. Sexuality is a part of her life she has kept quiet about for a long time so to see her standing in her truth, being so open, and so transparent is liberating.
My thoughts while watching this film was “CAREFREE BLACK GIRLS YAASSSSSSS” Throughout the album she continues to highlight women especially black women.
Janelle Monáe has gave so much for the women’s movement through her organization called #FemFuture. She founded this organization three years ago in response to the lack of women in media and film.
Janelle Monáe spoke with EBONY magazine about the group’s vision for a more woman-centric future.
“[I wanted] to create a platform to shine light on women and their talent, whether its behind the scenes or in front of the camera.”
According to its website, #FemFuture aspires to “develop solutions for sustainability and impact in 21st century feminism.”
Janelle Monáe collaborated with Belvedere Vodka and hosted a star-filled brunch celebrating #FemFuture.
She also recruited three female filmmakers, Janicza Bravo, Lacey Duke, and Kirsten Lepore to produce a short film series entitled “A Beautiful Future” to propel her organizations mission. She’s giving women a platform to answer the question: What does a beautiful future look like to you?
Here’s Janelle Monáe’s answer to her question:
“A beautiful future is a future where women are included in [all] different aspects,” she said “No matter if its tech, no matter if its STEM, just feminine energies in the room, women’s inclusion in every aspect from the bottom to the top, top to bottom.”
Read the full article here
Watch the “A Beautiful Future” series on Belvedere’s YouTube page
So all and all I’m trying to spend less time arguing online about the new idiot thing Kanye and his wife are doing for attention. I’m weary of hearing people discredit victims because of a man’s power and legacy. It’s all exhausting to watch and another big reminder that women still have a long way to go in order to simply be heard.
Regardless to whatever is going on around us. We Still and Will Always be MAGIC!
This week’s post was fairly short. I think we’ve been bombarded enough this week with “information”.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in times like these self care and therapy is needed! So with that being said, let’s do something carefree and fun this weekend to shake off the bs.
Thank you for reading we’ll talk more next week! 🚺