We Meet Each Challenge with Grace
Black History month is a time of acknowledging historical leaders, (s)heroes, and chain-breakers. We pause to recognize the undeniable strength, courage, fear, faith, and innovation it took for them to fight for everyone’s future. The impact and sacrifice of Ruby Bridges, Mary McLeod Bethune, Madam C.J. Walker, W.E.B. Dubois, and the list continues. We honor our past and share, in hope, with the trailblazers of our present.
Just short of 5 decades ago–two generations ago (the era of our grandparents)–black women in leadership was unheard of. In most cases illegal. If not for the (s)heroes of our past, the picture before you would be but a blur in a black woman’s imagination.
Today’s Black Leaders are agents of change constantly pushing against stigmas, laws, prejudices, to name a few. Black leadership requires sacrifice and willingness to make an impact for the betterment of everyone’s future. It is challenging the status quo, proving to community members your eligibility to overachieve, and not being afraid to make your own table. Black leadership is being legacy focused, breaking generational curses, and marching against unjust generational laws. It’s being strong for generations of young leaders watching you now and those who will read about you in the future. It’s an infinite amount of stepping up the plate, and eradicating challenges, and we meet each challenge with grace.
The road to progress is continuous and the legacy lasts for generations. I’d love to grab coffee at (black coffee shops) and chat with you about it sometimes!
What history are you choosing to make today? In the next five decades what story will people read about you? #BlackWomanMakingHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #AffinityMentoring