10 Things I Want To Say To A Black Woman by Joshua Bennett

27 Mar

This poem, spoken word, is BEAUTIFUL. It is more than just a poem because you can feel the emotion as he speaks, you can feel the pain as he feels it, and in 4 minute this poet breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a black woman. From the heartache of being a fatherless child to the joy of having women from generation to generation teaching you how to be strong, and how to live life to the fullest!

He talks about the beauty of a black woman’s voice. To know what it is he speaks of is to have known a black woman, and I mean really know her; not just gone to bed with her, mistreated her, said hello to her in passing. When you really have gotten to know a black woman, her voice no longer is just sound echoing out of her mouth it becomes stories between her words that you hear. you can hear the struggle, the hurt, the strength, the hope, the love in her voice as well. God did a wonderful thing when he created black women you see, and to be able to capture that is a powerful thing.

Bennett reminds us in case we ever forget that a woman’s place is not in the kitchen, but everywhere and anywhere she wants to be. He reminds us that to be truly happy, to find love, cooking is not a necesity, but rather that the ability to love and hope are vital. Bennett embraces wiht his words the infinite and natural beauty of black women. He doesn’t even mention long hair, short hair, real hair, fake hair, makeup, fresh faced because those things are not who we are as people, as women, as women of color — people often forget that.

The power women of color possess, the power black women are born with is something incomparable and uneasy to grasp. Bennett reminds us we are more than our hips and waistlines, though every aspect of who we are is just as important as the next and theone before it. I could talk about this poet and his words forever, but I’d rather you watch the video and tell me what you think.

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2 Responses to “10 Things I Want To Say To A Black Woman by Joshua Bennett”

  1. Aariz Rivera March 27, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    This is soon dope!!! He speaks the complete truth!!

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