When a Black Woman Walks Into A Room

Two years ago for Women’s History Month, I wrote a blog post called, “When a Black Woman Walks Into A Room.”

In the post, I shared an essay as a tribute to my mother, my grandmother, and the generations of Black women who walked cotton rows and were in the background and back seats of life. I celebrate Black women who are walking classroom rows and are now in the foreground and front seats of life.

For this year, I have incorporate a bit of the essay into Menah’s Matinee.

Menah’s Matinee, with a poetry recitation of an abridged version of “When A Black Woman Walks Into A Room.”

Also this year, as part of Women’s History Month, I had the pleasure to do a podcast for the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech. I reflected on my social justice journey, being a trailblazer and what it is like to be the “lonely only”, the importance of remembering your “why”, and more.

You can hear more the full podcast at bit.ly/2NOUAee

I hope you enjoy the matinee and the podcast, as you have time to listen!