Today on International Women’s Day, I’m asking myself if I’m okay.
I’m telling myself – a woman of multiple homes – that I’m enough; I’m not ‘too much,’ I am not ‘excessive’ or ‘not enough,’ but I am just the way my Beloved made me, aspiring to the One always.
I am valid, I am legitimate, my voice is important.
I’m telling myself not to let toxic people shut me down.
I’m loved, and I’m going to be okay.
This is part of me loving my community and my sisterhood. You’ve got to love yourself if you’re going to connect with others, because we are all one.
Sisters, check on yourselves. In these tough times, when communities don’t always stand together, when we push and shove because there’s not enough to go around, we’ve got to care for our hearts.
The Prophet said that if your heart was okay, everything was okay. Keep your hearts pure, strong, and well. And don’t look too long upon the darkness.
You are loved and you are going to be okay.