Recently I was talking with my boyfriend about how upset I was about the UK government wanting to send people seeking refuge to Rwanda and how racist and inhumane it would be.
We both felt some despair and hopelessness about not being able to do anything.
After the conversation I felt deflated and almost resided to the fact people will be racist and BIPOC have to put up with mistreatment.
Around this same time I had been deep diving into researching Harriet Tubman for the upcoming workshop African Sheroes of Turtle Island.
The thought popped into my mind, what would Harriet Mamma Moses Tubman do or say in this situation.
It completely shifted my energy from inaction, to fired up and hopeful that myself and the collective good can and will do something.
Harriet Tubman was a determined women, she never give up and despite all the odds against her she did some unbelievably amazing things in her life for the greater good of her people.
At 5 feet tall, being unable to read or write and having a life changing disability she escaped slavery and walked 100 miles solo to freedom.
She then went on to free 80 africans and navigated across hundreds of miles getting them to safety.
This is just a few of the exceptional things she did in her lifetime.
Learning about and sharing stories of African sheroes, like Mamma Moses gives me hope and strength to overcome obstacles.
I know it inspires others who join these workshops, whether it's to take the next steps on their spiritual path or introduce a new character to their new book. (This is the feedback from two of our previous workshop attendees).
The African Sheroes of Turtle Island workshop is now available to purchase on a replay.
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