Time for black women to demand justice, respect

Members of The Total Shutdown movement march from the magistrate’s court in North End to the City Hall to hand a memorandum to mayor Athol Trollip. Image: Werner Hills

I joined politics in the real sense in 2014. I was 31 years old. I say in the real sense because I feel we all participate in politics in one way or the other.

Some participate through their vote, some through community protest, even social media can play a vital role in challenging the government to do what the community wants and needs it to do.

I decided for the first time to join an actual political party.

What propelled me to leave the comfort of conformity and decide to actively participate in this space was not a choice – I was propelled through my circumstances.

You will never know what it is to be black, unless you are black. Better still, you will never know what it is to be at the bottom of the barrel until you are a black woman. FULL STORY

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