Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

Speaker 3 (00:45:39):

No, that’s why we got to stop waiting on being promoted and start building our own tables. And you know, like we got to get with the game now and figure out how we do that. And you know sure. Like, let’s, let’s start somewhere. Right. You have to start somewhere when it has to be about us, centering us authentic to us. Right. And we’ve got to lead the way. Right? Like, you know, it was lovely to have like all kinds of folks marching with us and all of that. And I’m like, well, can you just let us lead? Because part of that is also knowing when to have a seat. Like sometimes I need you to sit your down and let me,

Speaker 1 (00:46:22):

I’m capable. Do not tell me I’m not capable. It’s exactly

Speaker 3 (00:46:28):

Good. Right. Like, so I need you to just respect that I got this. Right. But I need, like, I don’t need you to then absorb the conversation to then come in and, and also be marching as well. And then, you know, then don’t do anything afterwards. Right? Like sometimes let us lead. Like, we’ve been trying to tell folks this too, you know, it’s just, sometimes I’m really like, you’re in the way, that’s in the way, you know, it’s fine. We got this, you know, we got this. Right. And, and that’s part of the threat too, right. Is the feeling threatened that we got it and we’re going to be fine and we’re going to not need them. Right.

Speaker 1 (00:47:11):

Right. So yeah. The help giving people the understanding that if you want to do something, you need to go ask the person who’s directing it. And if that person is a black woman, you follow her lead, you don’t sell, you don’t tell her what she needs. She’ll tell you what she needs. And if what she needs is for you to not do anything, do nothing. Correct. Correct. And you are doing your part.

Speaker 3 (00:47:39):

We’ll take it from here.

Speaker 1 (00:47:41):

Take it from here. Thank here. Yes, absolutely. There are, you know, there are a number of conversations that I have and I have, um, I have, I have a group that I do, so I have dishing on diversity on, on Facebook, but then I also have a power elevation group. And in that group is where I really talk to people, um, that are in that group. And we really have these conversations, these very candid, just, this is, this is the reality of it conversations. And a lot of good things come from that. And so it becomes, okay, so how can I help? And I say, you got to just go and ask people what they need. You, you can’t, you can’t just go in and say, I’m going to help you do this, this, this, and this. Did we tell you we needed this, this, this, and this. Right.

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