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Resmaa Menakem: Black Love, Hatred & Impacts of Colonialism
Learn about the systemic challenges that have kept us divided
If we want to restore the village, we must remember that the villages begins in the family
The relationship between a Black man and Black woman
We’ve been divided for so long and it’s rare you see healthy Black Love in entertainment
This conversation is important to me because while movies like The Little Mermaid and the new Spiderman are important for the culture in some ways, they are still harmful to children
The main characters both end up with partners that are European
What does the little Black girl and Black boy internalize who has no real concept of racism?
I’ll be real I enjoyed the moves but if we want to restore the family, we need to show our children more examples of not only Black love, but healthier Black love
In this beautiful 38 min conversation with Resmaa Menakem who is most widely known for his book My Grandmother’s Hands, we explore his new book Monsters In Love.
I picked out a chapter called Why Everyones Hates Their Partners and that leads us down a path of understanding systemically how we got here.
This is important to learn about because it invites in GRACE
This hatred between us was designed
If this conversation was supportive for your healing journey, please consider donating to our Baltimore Fund. We’re coming together to bring back the healthy father archetype as I will be running a 2 hour workshop to help Black fathers heal their inner child. We’re nearing our initial goal of $1,300 which provides everything from self care, food, travel, and stay in Baltimore.