KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Writer and activist Angela Bowden speaks of the protection mechanisms invoked by Black women for centuries to survive a racist and hostile environment.
But at what cost?
This talk was given at a TEDx event in Halifax, independently organized and hosted by Mount St. Vincent University in partnership with the CBC. Portia Clark was the host. The theme was Fearless and Forward Thinking .
We’re proud to have published many of Angela’s poems, speeches, and writings.
See also: Angela Bowden: Africa – On growing up Black in Nova Scotia
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I like your resilience, belief and pride in the color of your skin. For me, doing this gives hope to the depressed, and voiceless individuals who are at the point of losing hope or giving up.
I would also want you to take this approach to schools if they would allow anyways. To me, we need to catch them young and build their confidence. This will also help in influencing the required change into becoming whoever they wanna be and be comfortable in their skin.