”I do forgive you,” Mrs. Donald said. ”From the day I found out who you all was, I asked God to take care of y’all, and He has.” (New York Times)
Christine Aldrich is an author, community college educational leader, certified trainer, and change agent. She has been a strong advocate of empowering people for the last decade by helping them to find their best self.
Plainly, if we don’t do, we don’t fail, we stay in our comfort zone and we don’t grow.
“How do you create your safe space”
“Nefertiti Wolf” she was mostly raised in Jacksonville, Ms. Wolf decided to attend University North Florida (UNF) with the mission of becoming a Criminal Defense Attorney but she fell in love with African American culture. Nefertit Wolf began to learn about Black people and realized there was so much she did not know . Ms. Wolf was inspired to write and tell stories that she hopes to educate other people of color. This starts with her first published book “Traveling The Underground Railroad”
“I would say to women specifically, You are dope even on your worst day. Know this. The best gift you can give yourself is to validate your own self-worth.
I’ve had to grow into that and wasted so much time on believing the negative inner speak, allowing space for the imposter syndrome or giving energy to those who don’t serve me. Know there is one you and to cherish your unique contribution to this universe. That is my testimony.”
One thing I wanted to make sure while creating this list is to keep it simple (inspired by my dad, a King), I am sure that Kings cook their favorite meals and watch Netflix all the time but I want Kings to be AWARE that those things are practices of self-care because the importance of self-awareness is just as important as self-care. When you are aware that you are taking care of your self guess what King that is your “Crown Moment”
My intentions are to fill to a void when it comes to our Kings, Our Black Men when it comes to self-care, self -awareness and encouraging our Kings.
As I was watching The Whiz and singing along, I said to myself, I have been a Scarecrow before. I have allowed others (Crows) to plant ears of doubt in my field.
“This is exactly why journaling is important for self-care. It’s a way to look at your daily activities in a reflective way and get into the who, what, why, and how of it all. It helps you focus on your feelings and reactions of the day, helps you manage stress and emotions, and grows as you reflect over your life. I love journaling because you can get all of your thoughts out on paper and the paper won’t judge you.” -Janae Strickland-Nunn MEd-