Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Aren't We All Just Sisters At Heart?!

Okay ladies, this one’s for you. Since my last post about our “friend” that has issues with white women and black men, all sorts of conversations have popped up…some good, some bad. I’m a little discouraged…okay, a LOT discouraged that this is even a conversation. Ladies, c’mon on now! Aren’t we all in this together? Women are supposed to be there for each other, not fight against each other. We are supposed to be there through thick and thin, laughter and tears, good and bad, boys to men, men to men, and more men…right?! Why do we want to “dog” each other, when we should totally be there for each other? It’s beyond me. I want my “sisters” to be happy, to be successful, to thrive, to find love, to find their passions, and to live their dreams! I want it for me, AND I want it for you. Really! I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, purple or green. If you’re a good person, you deserve good. If you’re a bad person, I hope you can turn around and “get that good!”

It’s crazy, because in the midst of all these conversations and emails, I was out and about and found the perfect piece of art (the pic above) that totally says everything I’m feeling. It’s by artist Kelly Rae Roberts, and it’s called “Sisters at Heart.” I HAD to have it because it speaks to my writing about interracial love, it speaks to how I wish the world was, it speaks to how I truly feel, and it speaks to how I want ALL women to feel. Let’s lose the negativity ladies, and wish each other well. In the end aren’t we all just sisters at heart?

6 comments:

Roschelle said...

don't be discouraged...no...stop being discouraged. the world isn't perfect but there are people out there who don't have these biased, nonsensical views that keep me on the edge of exasperation too.

there is something to be said about the sense of sisterhood women share with one another. you hurt...i hurt...you cry...i cry...your happiness is my happiness.

it's girl power! and i'm sending loads of it your way right now!!!

Amy said...

Awww Roschelle...thank you for that! This is the Tinkerbell in me that thinks everyone should love each other! I refuse to change that mindset. =) Thanks for the girl power sent my way! I really enjoy our back and forths on each others blogs!

A.

KATO said...

Amy, perhaps since I am not a girl/woman, I am not suppose to respond to this, but because I am such a fan and supporter of what you feel and write, I am going to anyway.

Amy, keep in mind that everyone on this planet does Not have a beautiful heart and open mind that you have and your friends Roschelle, Heather, Madge and my friend Jennifer H or I have when it comes to interracial love. This goes back to what I wrote on LovingDay.org. I wrote that I sometimes wished that everyone was bi-racial or interracially married, but in an obvious way, a way where the physical differences can clearly be seen. This I think would help erase out racism and prejudice.

If you speak to your ex-friend, ask her is she believes in God and where in the Bible does it say that no one should marry outside of their race or skin color?
Not all African American women or men feel that way, but again it also depends how a person was raised and taught.

Keep in mind that some people in other races/cultures feel the way your ex-friend does. Not all Asian people are thrilled to see their people marry outside of the Asian culture, nor are people from the Middle East or such countries as India.

Even in the Holy Bible, some people was NOT pleased or smiling when Moses married a dark skin woman from Ethiopia, which is a part of Africa. Read the Bible of “Numbers, chapter 12-verses 1-10
All you, Jaime and Tatiana can do is keep on spreading love and interracial love, surround yourselves with people who think and believe like you and keep the Holy Spirit of God first.

I am going to end this with three (3) of my favorite quotes, which I hope that everyone that reads this will take to heart.

1. “Instead of trying to convince someone to get on your road, find someone that is already on the road the way you are going” by Les Brown

2."Let us realize that a change can only come, when stand together as one." We are the world. by Michael Jackson.


3. "When you take a setback, don't take a step back because God is going to make your come back." by Rev. Tim Storey

Peace & Blessings,
Nay K.

Amy said...

Nay K.

Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment. I love getting the perspective from a black man even though this one said "ladies" on it! =) Everything you are saying is very correct, I just wish people would stop the madness with all the race issues and just get to know each other. Basic! I posted this on Next Fam and She Writes as well and all of the comments on there were very positve. I know there are a lot of people that still have a long way to go in regards to race but we have also come a very long way! Like you said, this behavior is taught in the home first so if we can move each generation out of that thinking things WILL move forward and people WILL become more open minded. I just never expected it to still be such an issue in 2010.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Amy

Anonymous said...

Amy,
What a beautiful painting! This gave me inspiration. You know what I think would be great? Is to have a photograph of black women, white women, brown women, red women and yellow women all together either in a circle with joined hands or hundreds of women of every race standing together -with the same idea in mind - Sisters at Heart.
Now, wouldn't that make a great statement?

Who has been giving you a hard way to go? People you know in your daily life? Family? Friends? Other people online? Your post makes it seem as though you have been having some ugly conversations about interracial relationships.

Heather

Amy said...

Heather,

That would be a GREAT picture! I just love this one that I put on my blog. It's funny because I have been looking at other pieces from this artist at this shop that Tatiana and I go to all the time. However I held off on buying and then boom this one was there and I HAD to have it! =)

In regards to the conversations... that was in reference to our "friend" and what she said, and then also some comments on blogs etc about people needing stay with their own race.
Ridiculousness.

If people only knew how happy Jamie and I are and that part of that happiness comes from our strength as an interracial couple they too would want the same. I love our life and our marriage!

Hugs Heather...Amy