7 Days of Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia
Habari Gani?! Kujichagulia! Self determination. We are who we say we are Our terms Our way Royalty We are who we define ourselves to be Boldy Black Proud people We may not have physical land outlined with boarders But what we do have is far greater than they could ever control We reclaim our black bodies when brutally beaten Outlined with chalk Left for dead Handcuffed Shackled and chained We free ourselves We reclaim our communities when they try to gentrify our spaces Keep your Starbucks Keep your Whole Foods We reclaim our street corners and bodegas These are our streets We reclaim our time when time is taken and disrespected We reclaim our heritage We reclaim our fashion and our hair We define ourselves Free to live as we choose Free from their influence Free Free Free On our terms We speak for us We name ourselves
We get to choose We are who we say we are
.... and as it pertains to Porsha, I do what I want. I say what I want, when I want, and how I want. Just so we’re clear.