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Flourish Affirmation Journal 1080 720 monity

Flourish Affirmation Journal

Hey Sis,

I know I have not checked in lately. But I have been in deep production of Season 2 of our podcast. Have you checked out Season 1? www.blackwomenamplified.com/podcast. It was so fun to create and lots of hard work.

I have so much to share with you. Lots happening in my life and the world. From family loss to building a new business.

I also created the Flourish Affirmation Journal that you can download HERE <

It is a digital download that is completely free to you. Affirmations are a tool in my self-care journey. I use them daily. I focus on a mantra when my mind starts spinning during times of imposter syndrome and I need to push through it. My favorite is I AM WORTHY. I’m sure you will find your fav.

Back to the podcast, we have some great interviews coming with powerful stories. I am so excited to share them with you. We will also be discussing Viola Davis’ new book Finding Me. If you don’t have it you can purchase it here and join our conversation.  FINDING ME!

Lots of Love and Kind Regards,

Monica, Founder Black Women Amplified

 

What is your journey to motherhood. Podcast Episode 16 1080 720 monity

What is your journey to motherhood. Podcast Episode 16

How often has someone asked you, ‘When are you gonna have a baby?’ It is such a personal question. We ask each other like asking to pass the salt at dinner.

When I was younger, it was a common question. In this episode of the podcast, I am examining that question and sharing my decision regarding motherhood.

Whether you are a mama, auntie, or another iteration of a mother, we have an opportunity to start a new conversation to normalize all the individual choices women make when it comes to becoming a mother.

Send this episode to your squad, and let us keep the conversation going. If you haven’t already, take a moment to listen to my interview with author Jayne Allen. Her insights on this subject are powerful and insightful.

Love and Light,
Monica Wisdom,
Host, Black Women Amplified Podcast

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Dear T.I. 620 394 monity

Dear T.I.

Dear T.I.,

First, let me say that I have much respect for your work in the community. It is beautiful to see you be an example of how to protect the community. But with every yin, there is a yang.

When I first heard what was said about your daughter I thought it was a rumor then I heard the audio. I was mortified. And I understand where you came from and you deeply wanting to protect your daughter. But it is also important that you deeply trust your daughter and help to build her confidence and self-esteem.

As women, we learn to love through our relationships with our fathers. We unknowingly and subconsciously seek out the example of how we were loved by our daddy’s. What you are teaching your daughter is what love looks like control and love looks like distrust. It is a form of oppression that happens all over the world. And to make this information public has set your daughter up for harassment and humiliation. Situations like these shape how we see the world and how we see ourselves in it. You have caused trauma to your daughter and triggered many women around the globe, subsequently reinforcing this egregious behavior. (I know you like big words)

Now I am not going to say much more because social media is full of more than appropriate dragging. But I will take from your leadership in the Gucci debacle and use that as an example of an appropriate response.

I am going to put you on probation for 3 months. I will disconnect from all of your channels and suggest all that read this do the same. I will suggest that you take that time to learn about how black women and women around the world have been oppressed and ‘protected’ by their fathers, brothers, and uncles. I will suggest that you take a proper sex education class and anatomy class so that you can understand how a women’s body works. We are not only designed for the pleasure of men.

There is an organization in Atlanta called Men Stopping Violence, I suggest that for the next 3 months that you signed up and take full advantaged of their programs. They will also help you understand better how to communicate with your daughters and sons. (www.menstoppingviolence.com)

Once your 3-month probation I will expect a full report of what you have learned, how you will communicate with your daughter about her body, how you well support equality for women and how you will help to end sexism and misogyny in the black community.

I get that you want to protect your daughter from all that you have seen but there is a more productive, loving and empathic way to approach it. I am happy to see any man engaged in their children’s life but I know that a smart man such as yourself can evolve from 1852 and allow your daughter to have agency over her own body with compassion and grace.

With Love and Power,
Monica Wisdom
Founder, Black Women Amplified