This documentary is so timely. Not because of the two celebrity suicides last week, but because. A year ago it would have been timely. A decade ago. Four hundred years ago when our ancestors jumped to their deaths instead of existing in bondage. I think about daily stressors for Black people, (which is a very long list, btw) and how we’re ALL expected to use our superhuman powers: mask our pain, smile, hold the world’s weight and push through.
Every. Fucking. Day.
I thank Kofi and everyone involved for this very necessary documentary. And thanks to A Fiery Spirit for sharing this trailer and her testimony. It’s imperative that we share our own stories and be honest with ourselves so it gives others freedom to do the same. Let’s make this conversation a thing amongst us. Let’s really start listening so there can be healing for those who are close to the edge because sweeping these major issues under the rug is clearly not working.