I felt enraged. Like a madwoman. I’d gone from being a normal loving mother to a volunteer assassin in less than 10 seconds flat. True story.
Her look describes exactly how I feel. I am wondering to myself “Why am I now procrastinating instead of writing my first viral post?” I sat down to finish a post I’ve been working on about 1 and 1/2 hours ago. Unlike the disciplined steps, I took yesterday. I didn’t ask Siri to set a 50-minute timer today.
“Not gonna beat around the bush with this message. I was gonna call you but I’m about to go out with some of my friends so we’ll have time to talk more tomorrow when you get here. It’s about my sexuality and the fact that I am gay.”
If you are like most people (myself included). The times you have stopped completely and asked yourself the question “Should I or shouldn’t I” are probably numerous. Recently, I thought about that question after being prompted to read the quote in the feature image shared above.
Although there are a million reasons why! In this post, I will highlight just 5 reasons Black mothers support their LGBTQ children. Despite the reality of living in a world that still sadly communicates all sorts of negative messaging about and towards LGBTQ people and those who support them. Let us as Black mothers be ever so mindful and unapologetically resolved to refute every one of them. Crumbling every negative message with the kryptonite of the power of our unconditional love for our children. Let us encourage one another (as well as others) to do the same until "LoveWins" is a reality and not just a hashtag!
For most of our lives, we are taught and learn very well to live according to the expectations that others set for us. When I say “others” I am referring to all the people in our lives who we love, respect, and who we believe have our best interest in mind. “To Thine Ownself Be True” during this time is usually also combined with an implied “but do it our way because we know what is best for you.”