2019: resolutions & r. kelly

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Hey y’all!

🎵guess who’s back? back again?🎵
if you guessed me, your favourite conscious black woman, then you’re right!

I took some of my own advice and did some rest and recuperate this break with a LOT of food and a LOT of anime watching so now I’m back in action and ready for 2019!

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Though, I can’t forget some really exciting things that happened for me in 2018! I started my PR program which lead me to create this blog which allowed me to create an ever-growing community of folks who want to learn, listen and grow together. 🤘

This week, I wanted to talk about someone who’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue especially in the black community… R. Kelly. 

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If you were like me and had Ignition (Remix) at the top of every pre playlist, this can come as a shock to you. I had no idea about Kelly’s predatory past and seriously thought that the relationship between him and Aaliyah was just a rumour.

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Although, one of the most troubling things that came out of the reveal of Surviving R. Kelly was not just the disturbing details from the survivor’s experiences, but the number of people who either didn’t speak up or even worst, actually support R. Kelly.

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This hurt me deeply. One of the quotes from the docuseries that struck me the most was one of the survivors replying to the question of why people didn’t notice Kelly hanging around teenagers and she simply responded: “everyone noticed, but nobody cared because we’re black girls.”

To think that it has been OVER TEN YEARS for most of these women to, not only have their voices heard, but to have their experiences taken seriously. I talk about this time and time again but it seems like y’all aren’t hearing me when I say PEOPLE DO NOT CARE ABOUT BLACK WOMEN’S PAIN. Not always intentionally, but 2018 has showed me that it has something has been swept under the rug for too long and I want to change that.

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So if you’re a part of the DOACBW fam (which I hope you are!), here are our resolutions for 2019:

  1. Make your voice heard but never forget to use your privilege to raise the voices of those who are overlooked
  2. Believe in your truth and never stop standing up for yourself
  3. MUTE R. KELLY AND ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HIM.
    WE DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH TOXIC PEOPLE IN 2019, THAT’S SO 2000 AND LATE

So to end off on a happier note, make sure that this year you’ll be you, be true and we’ll make it through 💕

 

xoxo,

A Conscious Black Woman