Last night, I went to see "Harriet." I didn't go alone. I bought a row in a theater and filled it with mostly Black women and a few Black men; descendants of Harriet. I sat amongst a throng of other Black women in a sold- out theater, all waiting to see the legend we've heard griots SPEAK of all our lives; waiting to see a reflection of the best of who we desire to be. Brazen. Courageous. Audacious. Harriet.
Part I: An Ode to Beyoncé’s Ode to Blackness
A Black Woman.
Has the whole world.
In our feelings.
Be the focus.
Carry your own wind.
Breeze through barriers. Get in Formation. Let them watch. Admire. Speculate. Flaunt your Blackness.
Strive for greatness.