Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

Speaker 1 (00:23:48):

Yes. It’s like your, it’s your article that you, that you wrote about the UN unapologetic black women are taking back our power. I love that because Naomi, she’s amazing. She is Serena. They could just take over everything in, in, in, in tennis and I’ll be good with it.

Speaker 3 (00:24:11):

That’s all I need. I’m good. And Coco I’m good.

Speaker 1 (00:24:15):

I was like, but when she did that, like when you wrote about her art within the article, when she did the seven mass with seven people’s names, and then they asked her, well, what are you trying to say? She was like, well, what did you, what did you get from it? Like, man, I wish I was that quick. Sometimes I’m learning.

Speaker 3 (00:24:35):

I want to be, they own me laying on that floor free. Right? Like that that’s the end goal. Right. You know, when you are unapologetic, when you show up, she knew she was taking a risk too. So, you know, she knew by wearing those masks right. Where like she knew, man, I, this is risk. And,

Speaker 1 (00:24:54):

But that’s what you gotta do. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (00:24:57):

She was willing to walk into whatever consequences, you know, and what she did was she moves people. Right. She moves people. She had the support of the families and she just broke down those barriers. And she did it in a way that was super unapologetic. And you know, and, and that was where I was like, all right, this is where I’m getting the name for my firm. Like I had written that piece and it had been like a thing I sat on for awhile. And I was like, I’m gonna just let it go and let it happen. It was like, this is, this is the thing. Like, this is who I am. This is who I want other black women to be. And we are not all the same. And so your unapologeticness is going to look different than mine and that’s fine. Right? Like we don’t have it

Speaker 1 (00:25:44):

Because we’re human. And this is what we have to constantly. We have to constantly show and tell the world over and over and over. I am not her. She is not me because you are not her. And she is not you. Therefore, if you are an individual human, so am I. And we have to keep reminding people that we are human. We get mad, right? The same things that will make you mad, make me mad. And there are more things that are coming at me to make me mad. So how dare you put this trope on me? Like, Oh, mad black woman. You have to calm the, you have to be calm in the way that you say things so that people will listen to you. Well, they don’t listen when you kneel quietly, where are they going to ever listen? Like I’m S how much quieter can you get this? Right. But you have to say, because we exist is because,

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