Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

Speaker 3 (00:10:31):

Like, you know, and even like the decision for me to sort of start to do my own thing, you know, I have worked for lots and lots of organizations where I was in the Obama administration. And you know, no matter how much you love folks, the foundation of a lot of these organizations is still white supremacy and privilege. And so who were the funders who were the donors, who were the folks, right. We are in many ways conforming to it. So I’m like, okay, I got it. You know, I got it now. Like, I feel free and this is what it’s about. And right. And like, we’ve got to get comfortable in those spaces to say, I’m going to take a leap and do it. And we got to push each other. Right. Like I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t have my like tribe being like, girl, go ahead and do this. And you can build a plane and fly it and do all things. And I just think we’ve got to be that for each other. And that’s how we show up for each other.

Speaker 1 (00:11:30):

Absolutely. I think so too. I fin. And you know, when you’re talking about, so I am I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m 52. So I, when you’re talking about reaching back, my mom has only in the last, I would say maybe five or so years, maybe, maybe a little longer than that decided that she wasn’t going to be perming her hair anymore. So wearing her hair natural, and she’s wearing an Afro and she’s, she had to go through a whole process, which it is a process. Right. But you reaching back and you do that. And then my daughter who, you know, is biracial. When I, when she came into this world, my thing was she going to love them? Curls?

Speaker 1 (00:12:15):

Yeah. That’s all. And does she Manda? She, she just like, and she will point it out in TV shows and different things she’s looks. And she finds people that look like her and they have hair like her and she identifies, and I’m like, man, that is something that I didn’t even really have back then. Right. So here we are. We’re just, like you said, everybody’s getting together and we’re moving together forward together, which is an amazing, amazing thing to watch. Um, you know, because, and be part of right. Not just be on the sidelines, but to be part of, because you’ve seen the iterations and the way that it’s happened and now you see like, you know, we’re like no taking no prisoners, no prisoners

Speaker 3 (00:13:07):

Over 400 years past due, right? Like cash, the check and the check, you know, people talk about reparations, right? Like I’m like, no, let’s fix this systemic injustice.

Speaker 1 (00:13:17):

Let’s fix this system. Yeah.

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