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The DNC reminded me of what it means to be a Black woman

I don’t know about you but I’ve been feel reallyyyyyy disinterested about this year in politics. I feel like this has been the longest episode of Punk’d ever and to be real… Ashton, you can come on out any time.

Despite my melancholy mood, this week, I feel better. Actually, I feel crazy inspired and it has nothing at all to do with politics.

It has everything to do with #BlackGirlMagic at the DNC.

If you don’t think women run the world yet (I’ll get to Hillary in a minute), we most definitely run the DNC. It’s a proven fact that women show up and show out at the polls so it’s not a surprise that there’s such a strong presence of #BlackGirlPower at the convention.

From the incredible Donna Brazile being appointed the interim (which should be permanent, check the woman’s resume but let me shut up) chair for the Democratic National Committee…

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to First Lady Michelle Obama’s flawlessly monumental speech where she twirls on them haters in true Southside Chicago fashion…

To the effortlessly fly Baltimore mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake who has been carrying herself with so much grace and class as DNC secretary…

Image Courtesy of Capital Gazette

Image Courtesy of Capital Gazette

To The Mothers of The Movement reminding us about the very, very real issues going on and that we’re not stopping until the war is won…

I’m in awe. Complete and total awe.

The cherry on top of course is Hillary accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as Presidential candidate. Whether you’re with her or not, you can’t deny the fact that the woman made history! I don’t know about you but these days you can’t tell me nothing. Anything, and I do mean anything is possible.

But even with that, the hidden theme for me this week has been the essence of Black women.

In all these women I mentioned above, I see my mother, my grandmother, my aunts… everyday, real women.

You know what I saw in the midst of all of the drama that’s going on? Perseverance. Class. Grace. Integrity. Grit.

We all carry these characteristics, it’s in our DNA. It’s who we’ve been cultivated to be as Black women.

Women who don’t back down from a problem but face it head on. Women who take care of what needs to be done, no questions asked. Women who step up and handle business. Women who carry themselves with class, grace, dignity and integrity but have no shame of getting what they want, by any means necessary.

This is who we are. What we do. How we live life.

Something about this year’s convention gave me conviction like I never felt before. I’m leaving this week with a new air of inspiration because the new revolution WILL be televised and give us the platform we need to shake up the world.

Simply put, I need to get on my stuff because when that day comes, I want my seat at that table.

I can go on and on but let me leave you with this. Sojourner Truth said it best:

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, all alone together women ought to be able to turn it rightside up again.

With that being said, it’s time to get to work, Queen. It’s OUR time like never before. What are YOU going to do with it?

A creative at heart, Asia founded Empire Life Magazine and EmpireLifeMag.Com to fill a void in the media marketplace and serve the connection between creatives and entrepreneurship. Twitter & Instagram: @asiadoesit

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