“I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE. I’M CHANGING THE THINGS I CAN NOT ACCEPT.”
In December 2017, Black women saved Alabama (and maybe the U.S.) from itself in a ridiculously close race for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat. According to exit polls, 98% of black women voted for Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race. This created the slim margin needed to defeat racism and sexism for another day. (You’re welcome!)
Black women get it. We actually care about children, seniors, and communities and we’re born leaders, advocates, and mobilizers.
We’ve had to be.
Unfortunately, because of racism and sexism, we are often ignored and taken for granted.
This must stop.
“It’s all in your mind,” you say. “What about Oprah?”
Yes. Black women like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Mellody Hobson, Ursula Barnes, Ava DuVernay, Toni Morrison, and Beyonce are an inspiration to many and have changed the course of history for our politics, corporations, and nation.
But there are thousands (dare we say millions) more of us like Stacey Abrams, Tishuara Jones, Donna Edwards, Shirley Sherrod, Patrice Cullors, Marian Wright Edelman, and Hon. Ann Claire Williams who are less well known but shouldn’t be.
We’re tired of this lack of press, this disrespect, and invisibility. Actually, we’re passed tired. We’re pissed.
We’re on a mission to build a conversation which recognizes the immense contributions of black women and amplifies our voices (and actions!) NOW because the future can’t wait. A visible and loud chorus of black women can shift elections, shape consumerism and reinvent our broken systems. And the great news is that our tide will lift all boats!
Will you join us in sharing your black sheroes, taking action and amplifying the amazing women on these pages?
Because of you, we still have a fighting chance.
Thank you for standing in your power in 2018 and beyond. We’ve got your back.
In love and solidarity,