🔖 Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my kid’s (outdoor masked) birthday party last weekend. I’m blessed to not have as heavy a burden as many others but it’s still there.
We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.