My intention is for Black people to love themselves and each other. It sounds somewhat silly, I guess; but oftentimes my people are overwhelmed with negative images, bad news, and stereotyped characters about us. I’d like to flip that script. I’d like to remind us, as often as I can, how incredible we are.
I’d also like to create a space where Black people can safely and openly discuss the unique challenges of being Black and American. I’d like this space to be a place where we feel supported, loved and understood.
I’m honest and uncensored. I’m also completely cool with you disagreeing with my opinions. I often disagree with myself from day-to-day. It’s all good because this page is about considering, thinking, exploring, laughing, imagining, growing and venting. It’s not buttoned-up and appropriate; rather, it’s raw and real.
I often write about things that are uncomfortable to talk about. What I hope is that I can trigger people to think about things from a different perspective and to get people talking about things with a level of empathy. My desire is to foster communication and to build understanding by honestly sharing myself.
I’m not here to impress you or to change your opinion. I’m sharing, that’s all. I welcome your thoughts and opinions — because I am open to them, to you and to growing. And please know — even when sometimes it may not seem to be — that it is all love.
One Love- Randi
Making connections and cultivating empathy in this diverse world; one trip, speech, seminar, article, book and conversation at a time.
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