Amarachi Anakaraonye

4 Lessons on Self Care, Squad Care, and the Intersection

While I may have arrived to the 2018 Women of Color in Solidarity conference as a woman burdened with many overwhelming thoughts and feelings, and in many ways am still burdened by those same thoughts and feelings, the burden I'm carrying is a bit easier to bear because I have the support of my fellow compañeras (known and unknown) and the guardianship of my ancestors above me.  

Amarachi Anakaraonye
4 Lessons on Self Care, Squad Care, and the Intersection

Pidgin English & the Thoughts of a Nigerian American

While language is a critical part of culture used to connect and identify people, it is not the only or most important trait. I am proudly Nigerian-, Igbo-, Black-, and American- because of my allegiances to geography, family, music, food, blood, history and principles of resilience, hard work, and strength that have been passed down intergenerationally and across the Atlantic Ocean.

Pidgin English & the Thoughts of a Nigerian American

To the Journey of Unbecoming and Becoming

I am a firm believer that no man or woman is an island and community is needed to fulfill a number of needs and wants. However, sentiments of resentment are inevitable in a relationship when communication declines or becomes absent all together; especially when communication breaks down in the relationship with self.

To the Journey of Unbecoming and Becoming

To Anyone That Enjoys Black Culture and a Good Story

peaking on a more macro scale of when Black folks or any person of color is questioned by ‘others’ about their worth or humanity, based on time and space, we have more options than just to submit to ignorance. Our lives on this earth and what we leave behind when our time is no longer,  is our answer to racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. Just by striving to live wholly and unapologetically despite how the world strives to break us is how we resist unjust institutions and systems.

To Anyone That Enjoys Black Culture and a Good Story