I will no longer make room in my life for respectability politics.
I will not feel bad for being a beautiful, sexual, spiritual, intelligent and powerful woman.
And my power is not solely defined by my ability to go it alone. It derives from the capability to be vulnerable. To ask for help, to rest, to cry. To feel.
I will wear clothes that sometimes “make you feel some type of way.” And whatever way that is, I will no longer apologize for it.
I exercise because I like the idea of being healthy, not a pound lighter or an inch thinner.
I can quote both bell hooks and Nicki Minaj, DuBois and Big Sean. I go to libraries, museums and strip clubs. I fucks with Lupe and 2Chainz
I do not live on your misogynist, patriarchal, archaic line of respectability. When I speak you will feel and hear the Motor running of beautiful Detroit-harvested soliloquies.
I am not traditional. But I have tradition.
I reject respectability politics."
My friends rock.