Being African and woman has always been my place of solace, strength and empowerment. On this journey are words of my mama, grand mama, aunts and many many women from around the world spurring me on.
Anyone who knows me know that I define the African woman outside location, place of origin, race or colour. You cannot pin down the African woman’s spirit. Many of my African sisters have never been to Africa.
So, what does being an African woman mean to me? The African woman is a feeling, a spirit; tap into it and dance.
You find the African woman excelling in the boardroom, cornfield, standing tall from the battlefield.
The African woman’s essence and spirit shows itself in the quest to live an authentic life. It is manifested in loving, leading, supporting, laughter and letting it flow.
It is in the art and act of nurturing, caring, sacrifice and effortless, (wink wink) sexy whether 18 or 80.
In my sojourn, I have found them all over the world in different hues, ages and sizes, beautiful, bold and here.