Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

Speaker 3 (01:03:22):

It’s just how it works. Right. I mean, and I’ve seen this work and we’re doing it, we’re doing it on zoom that Google meets, where are you at? Like, do you know, it’s still, we gotta find, right. Like our joy and live in our joy. Like that’s who we are too. Yes. Because doll enslaved us. You know, it doesn’t mean that now, you know, we can’t find our joy and be able to be free and that joy and that joy and angry,

Speaker 1 (01:03:55):

That’s why, you know, that’s why all my, I don’t really post on the weekends necessarily. But if I’m posting, I’m like, uh, from Friday to Sunday is black joy time. So you’re not gonna see me talking about, you know, all the oppression. You’re not going to see me posting anything about what’s going on is you’re going to see me posting things that make me laugh. They’ll make you laugh. That’ll make you happy. Maybe even cry tears of joy. But that’s where we’re going to, we’re going to stay in the joy area because you know, and that’s another reason why I do Fridays, the way that I do them Fridays and Mondays because you and I both know that doing this, talking about this, teaching about this consulting about this living in this, doing this work will, it will take a lot. You have to refill.

Speaker 3 (01:04:48):

Yes. Yes. That’s the only way, right? To, to be our best selves, to move the needle, to be able to go out there and fight every day, we have to be our best selves. So I’m a huge believer in protecting my time, as much as I can going on, I have a lot on my plate. Right. Like, you know, my like awesome, awesome assistant. It’s like, you are managing for calendars, girl, get your life together, get you right. Like, you know, even, even bringing her on like she’s incredible. Right. And like even bringing her on was the thing for me. Cause I was like, Oh, I’m used to doing my own. Like, I’m gonna just figure it out. And like just having her, give me the permission to be like, actually I’m gonna give him this one over here because I need to be able to still have some time for me to have some, you know, work time to be able to have some things blocked off and you know, and that takes courage and it takes us pushing each other.

Speaker 3 (01:05:49):

Right. And like, it’s okay to claim your space, to claim your joy right. To be free in all of that joy as much as we want. And you know, it’s all right. And we got to give ourselves permission because this life is so hard. It’s so hard. It’s so hard. It’s so hard. If we thought about a million other things, you know, we could be depressed about it or cry about or whatever. And you know, we got to find that joy in those places and you know, he was part of the thing with the pandemic that’s missing now. Right? Like when you lose folks, like, you know, we celebrate lives, right? Like the way, the way we go down, we’ll be celebrating. You’re missing those aspects now sort of we’re losing ourselves in some of that. And so it is okay to just reclaim some space and some joy in the laugh. Right. Or to cry if you need to,

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