Assata Taught Me: Our Struggle Is Beautiful

i want to be real. Am i the only bad-doing, hand-to-mouth, barely-making-it Black woman there. The struggle i’ve been going through and the struggle i’ve been seeing is too hard to lie about and i don’t even want to try. I want to help free the ghetto, not run away from it, leaving my people behind. i don’t want to style and profile in front of nobody. i want somebody i can relate to and talk about serious shit with.

Assata Shakur p.154

Assata’s words have been sitting on my heart heavy this entire month of September. A month…

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Jordan McGowan

Jordan McGowan

Black Educator — Music Lover — Former Athlete Turned Coach — Unapologetic — Political Scientist — Afrikan