Which five words best describe Black Women Need Love Too; A Book About Relationships, Self Love and Community?
Enlightening, Original, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought and Action Provoking
Can you share one highlight from the book?
- The “Strong, Independent Black Woman” is a stereotype that was set up to emasculate the Black man.
- The “Strong, Independent Black Woman” stereotype is conversely killing the Black woman—while she’s being strong and taking care of everyone and everything, she neglects her own health and self-care.
What is the purpose of this book?
To heal our community. As long as there is division between the Black man and woman then we will never have Black Unity. Without Black Unity there is no Black Economics and without Black economics there is no Black power. So let’s look at the root causes of this divide while self-reflecting so that we can start the conversations and tackle some of the issues not only individually but perhaps collectively.
Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
Unfortunately, in this book- slavery reared its ugly head as a recurring theme as to the origins, purpose and reinforcement of many of these stereotypes.
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
Discovering tidbits we were not privy to and definitely not taught- such as how the Africans fought back- learning about strong African rulers who refused to be conquered. Discovering that the slaves did revolt, not just the Nat Turner revolt, but so many more.
Discovering the origins of these stereotypes and reading some of the so-called experts of their times discussion and papers on race, gender, education and so forth was very disheartening. Discovering how the Daughters of the Confederacy shaped not only our history but what is taught in schools.
Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you? LOL- never!
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