Today, we honor the incredible strength, fierce dedication, tremendous innovation, and exceptional brilliance of Women of Color.
Women of Color are the foundation of our society; to paraphrase Melissa Harris-Perry in her book Sister Citizen, Black women are the group by which our country can gauge our progress toward true social equity. They are the roots that hold our society aloft, nurture its foliage, and still anchor it to reality. As long as Women of Color are attacked, maligned, and diminished, we are poisoning our roots and will not grow. As long as our girls of color see matriarchs trodden under the feet of patriarchy and misogyny, none of us can move forward.
So today, honor the Women of Color in your life; know that they are Goddesses, Leaders, Queens, Innovators, and so much more.
Be Well, Fam.