What Black Panther Taught Me!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Wakanda Forever Everyone!

Let me tell you how uplifted I'm feeling right now man.  I can't even put to words how I feel.  Everyone is talking about the movie, Black Panther, featuring my bae, Michael B. Jordan. (sigh, I wish).  I decided to not do a typical review, but instead express my current emotions about how I left the moving feeling.

It's not everyday you leave a movie theater feeling like royalty.  But Black Panther did!

Now this post will be real short because it's late and I'm just overexcited.  I'm sure I'll do a revised version of this so for now, get ready to be empowered in 3...2...1...

I've always known this but for once a movie featuring milk chocolate melanin was the most beautiful sight I've ever seen.  I saw myself.  Which is rare, as most women of color that are featured in movies are women of a lighter or mixed complexion.  To be able to identify myself with royalty, made me proud to be black.  And I'm mean proud to be BLACCCCCKKKKKKKKKK black.

As a woman, I'm often faced with the idea that because I"m a woman that I'm weak or naive. *rolls eyes*  There of course are sooo many examples of strong and powerful women.  But Black Panther present black women as powerful. Women were presented as the source of intelligence.  Women fought for their beliefs side to side with men.  They were the protectors and nurturers. Reminds me of how in the bible, we are consider help meet's.  Not because we are the weaker vessel but because we are strong.   

Man, I can go on and on and on and on... but though Black Panther focus is concerning the Black Panther, it was the role the beautiful black women portrayed that  has me cloud nine!

You must see if you haven't yet! If you have, what's your favorite scene? Comment Below.

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