An experience that moved me as an Afro descendant was reading the autobiography of Assata Shakur, a former black panther and revolutionary activist. She explained so eloquently the black experience through her life's journey that made me aware of the problems we're up against and the systems in place to keep us oppressed.
An experience that moved me as an Afro-Descendant would have to be when I was living in Tanzania for a time and my Tanzanian friends would call me "dada" which means sister in Swahili and would remind me that Africa is my home too, despite the fact that I didn't grow up there and that even if I didn't know where exactly I came from, I could always call their country home because they're my family. I definitely stand for #RepresentationMatters, but I don't have a platform to amplify the voices of those who need representation. I do my best by sharing informative posts, videos, and such but the small following I have are those with similar mindsets to mine. Therefore, I feel my influence is limited.
The visual presentation was breathing and I knew I had to be apart of it and share my story. My hope is that this moves and offers an opportunity for Black people to Unite without boundaries.