A Book Review for Toni Morrison’s, The Source of Self-Regard
“Don’t let anybody, anybody convince you this is the way the world is and therefore must be. It must be the way it ought to be.” ― Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations.
Do you remember when you learned that life isn’t exactly fair? That everyone doesn’t receive the same chances. Or consequences. You were probably young. Because it’s been like this, uneven and unequal, for a long time. But after the past year of reckoning, there’s a heightened awareness and outcry for, social justice. Which means changing the underlying systems, we live and work in.
And it’s only when you understand, how the flawed systems affect your daily life, that you can begin to forgive yourself. Years of self-doubt will fade into a new understanding. One that includes, the proper context. This month, as we celebrate liberation, in the form of Pride and Juneteenth and look towards a brighter, vaccinated future, remember there’s a role for all of us in dismantling broken norms.
We Still Struggle With ‘Isms’
The incomparable Toni Morrison’s, The Source of Self-Regard is a timeless take on how the systems we live and work in, drive inequities. And what we can do to challenge them. In the book, she tackles every ‘ism’ that plagues our society. Including Continue reading “Isn’t it Time to Forgive Yourself for Whatever ‘it’ Is?”