Dear Women of Color,
It's important for you to know that your body is just one part of your whole being. You are more than your sex, you are more than the shell in which your inner goddess lives in. You are a magnificent being with a body, thoughts, energy, emotions, and beliefs. Let me remind you that you are entitled to have ownership of all of that.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to filter out which thoughts are your own versus societal norms and standards views that tell you your body, mind, soul, and energy are not your own. I have to say it again, it all belongs to you. And what is yours is not on display, for sale, or open to anyone that you don’t deem worthy.
It is not okay for anyone to ever touch your body without your explicit permission. That includes everything from the very ends of your hair to the very bottom of your soles.It all belongs to you and you alone. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can and cannot do with your body as long as you are not doing harm to others.
If you don’t want to hug someone, don’t hug them. If you don’t want to shake a hand, don’t shake a hand if you don’t want to kiss a cheek then don’t kiss a cheek. It is not your job to make your body accessible to anyone just because someone else wills it. You are the owner of your domain. Your domain will take care of you as long as you take care of it. Treat yourself well, Queen. Love yourself well, Queen. And don’t don't forget to adjust your crown, hold your head up high, and keep your eyes on the prize. Keep working hard, don’t lose hope, and never forget that you are in charge of you. .
xX mahina Xx