Hi Ven — Thanks for reading. The point I’m making is there is no such thing as “talking like a Black woman” or “talking like a White woman.” This society has deemed a Black woman who speaks with clear diction, proper enunciation, and the ability to correctly conjugate verbs as a woman who “talks White” or in other words, speaks intelligently. However when a woman speaks with slang or may not clearly enunciate her words, that is often perceived as “talking Black” (or speaking without intelligence) which is derogatory and further serves to perpetuate the fallacy that Black women are less than. I am working to eradicate that and speaking directly with White women to allow us to break down these stereotypes, HUMANIZE Black women, and come together as a powerful force to effect positive change. The idea is for this to be a discussion between women, for women and about women as we are often left out of important conversations, particularly women of color.

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