THE CONNECTING POWER OF WORDS: Felt nostalgic last night and watched 'The Color Purple.' I was reminded of my longtime bestie Tonyas' (@tee_satch) wedding.
It was a beautiful, intimate, outdoor ceremony and on October 18, 2017 God saw fit to provide us with nearly 70 degree weather and sunlight that filtered through honey dipped tones of yellow and gold. After Tonya and her sweetie exchanged vows, rings, and the juciest wedding kiss, a chorus of eight women shouted, "I's married now..." - a line jubilantly expressed by Sophia in the film 'The Color Purple.' It was a proud and celebratory moment for sure. But the quote was also a testament to the power of black film, literature, art, and the spirit affirming messages they often deliver. Today, 'The Color Purple' remains a touchstone in the black community - an ode to black female self-love, familiarity, friendship and the journey to loving and embracing every part of who we are and will become. I'll never forget that day in 1985 when Tonya and I jumped in my burgundy AMC Gremlin and headed to the theater. It was snowing like crazy, but that didn't stop Black women from turning out in droves! There we sat, in all our teenaged glory, completely mesmerized by a film that depicted us in ways that were diverse, authentic, flawed, empowered and beautifully human. And thirty plus years later, me and my bestie still riding... #SundayShort #MyBestFriendsWedding
#TheStorytellerMatters #OurStoriesBindUs #selflove #BEuNscripted #BeEmpowered