Updated: May 17, 2021
For the last few weeks, I’ve been getting inspired by watching TED Talks on YouTube.
I found a few influential TED Talks from expert speakers who dive into discussions about social justice, political empowerment, and domestic abuse.
These three Black women are challenging the conversations surrounding racial tensions, the pandemic, and raising awareness to take action against social injustices.
When I tell y’all you need to watch these TED Talks, they will bring you so much encouragement and motivation. I am speaking the truth!
Three Encouraging Ted Talks From Black Queens
In her thought provoking Ted Talk Gordon poses two vital questions: Whose shoulders do you stand on and what do you stand for?
From a young age, Gordon suffered from a speech impediment and later realized that “if I choose not to speak out of fear then there’s no one that my silence is standing for.”
Finding the strength to speak up through poetry, Gordon broke the silence and provoked powerful political conversations.
Her words continue to empower the masses as far as the Presidential inauguration. I find her poetry both encouraging and breathtaking.
Montgomery is making the movement against racism felt with this Ted Talk as she uses her platform to speak about police brutality and racial injustices in the U.S.
After a long career as a WNBA player, Montgomery opted out of the WNBA to stand up against racism and oppression.
“I want to level the playing field so that everyone has access to the same opportunities, regardless of race,” says Montgomery.
She wanted to show others that action doesn’t have to be all violent and there is more work to be done than just protesting.
Montgomery believes taking action can be positive through technology and raising your voice!
We could all use more unity and more social justice in our communities.
Montgomery thinks “if we all took that leap of faith to stand for what we believe is right, regardless of the very real fear embedded in that decision, I think we would then start to fulfill the title of the United States of America instead of the divided states that we’re seeing right now.”
Licensed Physician DaSilvalbru is aware of how prevalent gender-based violence is and how alarming the increased rates are regarding domestic abuse are as they are happening during the covid-19 pandemic.
She founded the Women At Risk International Foundation to respond to the growing crisis of domestic violence in Nigeria.
Through her foundation, they were able to train women and men as first responders in rural areas to help women suffering from domestic violence.
While the rates of women being trapped at home with abusers during these remote and quarantined times are increasing at an alarming rate, DaSilvalbru encourages women to find their power in spite of all of this adversity.
“I take hope and inspiration from the courage and determination of the many who work to protect and support these women,” she says.
To learn more about how to help and donate to Women At Risk International Foundation you can visit: https://warifng.org/
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