28 Days Of Blackness: The Ida B. Barbie

This space, sacred for Blackness and Black people, has a patron saint: Ida Bell Wells Barnett (1863-1931). Since I was 8 years old, she has been my hero! She has been someone that I have modeled my boldness on and after. So to see this:

Civil Rights Icon Ida B. Wells Set To Get Her Own Barbie Doll In 2022 –  BOTWC
Take this in. Just…TAKE THIS IN!

THIS IS EVERYTHING! THIS IS EVERYTHING!

The woman that is so dynamic, was so revered, and has so influenced my life being made immortal like this? I cried. I could cry now thinking about it! They made Ida B a Barbie!

Representation matters–it absolutely matters, and is needed. I am overcome with a sense of pride, hope and a reminder that I am not the first Black woman to say exactly what I had to say, and meant every last word of it.

I cannot wait to go get this and put it in my writing space!

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