Amidst what would become the worst four years of my life, I started “Whispers of a Womanist” as a way to keep the fire burning of a purpose that promised to become a dream deferred if not engaged.
I could not have imagined what blogging would do for my life.
What began as whispers in my mind became the proud proclamations of culturally-speculative dialogue, when my car and cafes scattered across the New York tri-state area were my only safe havens, this blog became my pride, joy, and happiness, presenting an opportunity to explore and hone my purpose. More importantly, Whispers of a Womanist became paramount in learning to own the ideas that often alienated me from those around me.
About three and a half years ago, I decided to culminate my studies, and my life has changed dramatically. While blogging has certainly helped my writing and polished my confidence, the demands of my life have significantly increased. Moreover, while I write as much, if not more, than before, typing and editing blog posts have become next to impossible in juxtaposition to the writing, reading, and research my daily life demands.
So while I have ambitions to publish the posts that I have been working on, the time has come for me to take a formal step back from what has become a pillar in raising my voice against the injustices that plague African people in America.
I feel very privileged for the opportunity to evolve as a thinker and a black person in America, and to have connected with so many dynamic people on this platform.
There are not enough adjectives in this colonial language to express my gratitude to all of you for sharing this journey with me. So, I’ll just say thank you, alongside a gentle reminder that it is never goodbye, but see you later.
See you later 😉
With love, light, and the power of blackness,
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Take care and stay safe.
Thanks so much! Likewise!!
If you ever get a spare moment, btw, you are one of the very few educated folks here, and I’d love your thoughts on Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s work, which I finally broke down and posted about last night.