As multi-dimensional people, we can find it quite easy to declare pride in the aspects our lives that are often encouraged and revered in society. For some it becomes effortless to make it known at church, work, or other public settings riddled with strangers that you have an upcoming graduation, an excellent grade in a class or a new lifetime milestone. However, when we sit at The Dinner Table we must be conscious of the many things that we bring that may not be so popular or so well encouraged by society that yet and still has added to the complexity of who are as family members, friends and colleagues. Many moments in our lives could’ve been considered our darkest days but it is not our job to spread shame, ridicule or embarrassment about a path someone has gone through. We must not forget that it is our lived experience and our own personal outlook on life that has allowed us to contribute to each moment differently from the next person.
What a beautiful weekend!
This will be a recap of epic proportions, a summary of one evening chock full of elegance, tenacity, and #BlackGirlMagic.
On Presidents’ Day, The Dinner Table Documentary partnered with the YWCA of Brooklyn, to host a workshop entitled, The Miseducation of Black Girls in NYC.
As guests arrived at the Brooklyn, YWCA the sweet sounds of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation album greeted them, providing a prelude to some of the conversations that would ensue. The track list, much like the day’s agenda explored the innocence of the adolescent struggle to blossom in spaces that weren’t quite prepared for the transformation.