♫ I’M NOT YOUR SUPERWOMAN ♫
Karyn White sang it to the world and now you can too because long gone are the days when Black women are taking care of everybody while nobody is taking care of them.
You don’t have to choose between being strong and being human, sis. YOU GET TO DO BOTH. And this circle is exactly what you need to say f*** you to that cape and start to heal the Little Black Girl within the Strong Black Woman.
This is no surface level uncaping, sis. You see, we believe caping, masking, and hiding begins in childhood, so in order to start the healing process we need to go inward.
Black women adorning themselves with masks and capes didn’t miracalously happen the moment they entered adulthood. In most cases there’s a history of childhood trauma that left us feeling broken hearted, abandoned, betrayed, abused and angry. These emotions don’t automatically resolve themseleves as we become adults.