This is a letter to all of the women who are watching this video today who knows better than the Scarlet Letter (a letter that was worn by a person convicted of adultery) than their sisters.
In my whole life and existence even when I began to talk and breathe that I struggled every day to trust wholeheartedly men and women especially men. From what we come to terms and face every day from bullying to body shaming to even a slut-shaming other women today.
I heard so many things from girls and women from a young age till the age they are at right now saying things like “I love her but she’s a dirty hoe,” “She’ll be much prettier without that type of mouth or nose,” “She’s not at all talented.” “She’ll never make it!” Think of the ratio. These are your sisters. We do not exist yet we try to really exist somehow in our own existence but not in silos.
I’m proposing to you right now that you are outgrowing your own team and opposition to one another. Your own experience or lack of each other. If we are all standing in belief for fighting for one another and equality. There has to be some form of camaraderie and bravery. So, this is a letter to every woman who is watching who thinks they know or knows better than their own sisters, in general, to whisper about one another and backstab or showing such pure jealousy of their own sisters. There is no in-progress when we march to a different beat of a song. There is no progress when we march in different directions. Correction here – listen up and listen closely! There’s no progress when we march in discriminatory sections.
White women show up for your sisters of colour. Straight women show up for your sisters in the LGBQT+ community. Every woman, yes you who is also watching this. Show up and have the guts to look at the differences in all women because this seems to relate to the difference is that it drastically of the question we ask ourselves is: ls it really progress? Do we need to question ourselves or have no progress at all? We can not afford to divide each other since right in the early days of what we were taught was to compare each other and to compete with one another no matter what it was or who it was. We will compete with one another to the very end of our own death. You are forever not devalued even if the woman you are sitting at or next to right now is to be perfect. But, let’s be real right now, there’s no such thing as being perfect.
We need to accept ALL our faults, our imperfections once and for all. You are forever not devalued if your sisters are achieving greatness and achieving much more than you. You are always of a greater price and value but don’t look at it as a price tag. If you value yourself, value you and only you.
Again, dear sisters, take a deep look and breath right now and look around you as well as in the mirror and see yourself a little clearer. Question: What type of woman do you represent and show for? Do hold yourself accountable for your own actions, sayings, and doings. Show up for the sisters that you might not know or even understand. Show up for those sisters who you might not even like you at all or even they may not like you at all. Show up for all of us.
For the unity and the choices, you will make, begin with you and who you choose to stand up for. And, the choices in unity, you stand up for, ends with you also …. ….