I'm going to be 23 in a few days. It's my scary age. What is the best advice you can give to a young black woman in her twenties? I'm freaking out.
be okay with not knowing everything right now. save yourself the headache.
however, you know far, far more than you think you know. trust me.
any man (or woman) who doesn’t have books in his home is not a man (or woman) worth lying down next to.
send random texts, make random calls, give random gifts to the people you love who are far away from you. let them know distance means nothing.
eat well. drink well. you won’t be 23 forever.
check-in on an ideology/political party/figurehead you completely disagree with. listen to their sentiments. they are passionate on the same subject you hold opposite truths on for a reason.
volunteer when you can. it’s bullshit to think you’re too busy to.
at least once a week, give yourself a tune up. with a book. a spa day. meditation. a quiet meal. a nice movie alone. pay you some mind.
travel. near or far. down the block or off in brussels, berlin, or budapest. go find something new. you may find a piece of yourself.
the world isn’t always going to be fair to young black women in their twenties. don’t be too jaded. don’t be too cynical. you’re 23 for a moment for a reason. the reason is to be the change you wish to see.