Black Women Need Love Too: A Book About Relationships, Self-Love and Community (Paperback)
Stay Awake. Be Aware. Be Informed. Take Action
"Stick and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you." -Unknown
Black women are loud, ghetto, and gold-digging sluts. They are angry, bitter, independent, and either prudish or super hyper-sexual hoes.
Do you know the origins of the many stereotypes that plague the Black community-especially Black women? Are you aware of the social constructs put in place to reinforce these stereotypes? How detrimental are the effects of these stereotypes to Black women and their community?
Angry. Loud. Nagging. Insulting. Vindictive. Immoral. These are the words used and reinforced by the media, publishing, television, film, and music industries to describe Black women. What if I told you that we have been lied to? What if I told you that we have been bamboozled, and that words DO hurt, and that these words have not only hurt us individually but collectively as well? Would you believe me?
How did we get to this point, and why do we embrace these words, wearing and perpetuating them like badges of honor? Why do we find it so easy to disrespect the Black woman? Why do we disrespect ourselves? Where's the love?
In this timely, lovingly but firmly offered book Black Women Need Love Too: A Book About Relationships, Self-Love and Community, author S. M. N. Jones exposes all the lies we have been told again and again and reveals some hardcore truths to empower the mind of every Black woman and man. In Black Women Need Love Too, readers will uncover 4 divisive and detrimental lies:
- The "Strong, Independent Black Woman" is a stereotype that was set up to emasculate the Black man.
- The "Strong, Independent Black Woman" stereotype is conversely killing the Black woman-while she's being strong and taking care of everyone and everything, she neglects her own health and self-care.
- "Black men are absentee fathers" is a myth that is meant to trick the Black woman into expecting such from the Black man, and she, therefore, looks for opportunities to find fault.
- A single-parent household does not equate to a dysfunctional family. Single-parent households are often blamed for the decline of the Black community. At some point, however, every family-whether it's a two-parent or single-parent household-experiences some type of dysfunction.
In Black Women Need Love Too: A Book About Relationships, Self-Love and Community, Jones leaves no stone unturned as she propels her readers to Stay Awake, Be Aware, Be Informed, and Take Action. Readers will look within themselves to identify how this negative narrative has impacted their mental and emotional health. Having done so, they can then move toward healing and embracing self-love, which will expand to a love of community. Readers will find this book "A deep, relevant, current, as well as historical conversation..."
We cannot move forward if we are too busy fighting and pointing the finger at each other for the state of Black America. Black Women Need Love Too is an eye-opener, intended to start the conversation so we can heal individually. Only then can we heal collectively, bringing about meaningful cultural cultivation within our communities.
This book is perfect for every Black Teen and Adult, Woman or Man.
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