First… RIP Aretha Franklin!!
The Queen of Soul has blessed us with so much especially her music. One thing I remember as a child, was her famous song “Respect”. To this day, I find so much pride listening to it and attempting to sing it.
This makes me think of Self Respect and how being respected is a requirement and should be a requirement. You don’t have to like me. You don’t have to agree with my decisions but you will respect me. When getting to know me, you will KNOW and UNDERSTAND that I’m a proud Black Woman, I’m a proud Wife and Mother, I Am a Scholar, A Professional and more.
We need to teach Self Respect not only to ourselves but also to our children. Our children are very vulnerable to the ignorance of Adults. We have to be able to teach them how to represent themselves in an assertive manner. They need to know that their feelings matter and that we do care.
This may not be the answer to all but it’s a start! Self Respect is a Necessity.
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ♥️