I was beautifully encouraged at a recent Time Magazine article titled, “We Will Handle It” on how women of color have responded to the hunger crisis that is currently happening in our Country. Of course, this unfortunate reality has existed way before COVID 19 wrought its ugliness on us https://time.com/collection/women-covid19-pandemic/5942123/women-solve-hunger-us/. Kudos to Time for dedicating a March double issue including this and other amazing stories on how women all over the world have been impacted and how their responding in the midst of a global Pandemic.
But, are we surprised, really? I’m not! As a woman of color, I strongly embrace my culture that has known nothing but challenges to our survival, well-being, etc. Yet, we continue to find creative ways to be resilient. This is what we do, period! As I write this, my heart is overjoyed and cheeks hurting (from cheesing too much) because I am reminded how this strength unifies us in many ways not always known. Women of color may well be the inventors of repurposing, reusing, and possessing the ability to make something out of nothing. Be mindful that creativity is not to be relegated only to the arts. Look around you to notice the things that are being done proactively; without waiting for permission. Although we may not always have the resources budgeted by or approved by the Government or other entity, we always find a way to forge ahead—without fear. Your thoughts and comments welcome!