Everyone wants to know what it is like on a day to day basis? What does a missionary do every day?
I am a Remnant because I recognize that I am a descendant of a particular people.
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Today I watched Hidden Figures. Tears streamed down my face throughout the movie as the main characters were belittled. As opportunities were negated. I was reminded that so often women’s work goes unnoticed. Especially when that woman is of color. In a time where it feels we are not going forward but backwards in women’s rights, how can we believe in the possibilities for women in the world?
It’s ironic. People fight through barriers to receive that blue passport. That blue passport that is perceived to secure power, freedom, and success to many people around the world. I had a right to that blue passport because I was born in the United States of America. Millions have obtained citizenship after years of hard work, thousands of dollars, and obstacles most native-born people would not understand.
Being a Brooklyn girl, there was always this pride instilled in me to rep Brooklyn HARD! Maybe that pride comes with New York culture, with Biggie songs blasting throughout Bedstuy and making us all feel like Hip Hop belongs to us. It didn’t matter if I moved to Massachusetts or Virginia, you could tell by the way I talked, by the way I moved, by the way I created art that I was from New York. Not saying I didn’t take a piece of wherever I go with me because I did, what I’m saying is, I never forgot where I came from.
“Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, 1 Corinthians 1:26-28
I am the girl parents did not want their kids around because I was a bad influence, the girl adults said would end up pregnant because of how I dressed, the girl people said would not make it far, etc. I am the girl who covered up her hurt with attitude, and I had a lot of hurt.