Yesterday, Goldy and I were walking down New Hampshire. It was warm enough that Black folks were on their porches, and young folks of all races were walking their dogs. But on this particular stretch of street there wasn’t a lot of foot traffic.
We walked pass an older Black man, and kind of pepped up when he saw us an started with the “hey’s” and “how you doings”, I just let out an #ummhmm, because I was not going to be bothered.
After a few seconds I didn’t hear him. Remember that.
Something told me to turn around, and not ONLY DID I TURN AROUND, but I turned around with my finger in his face saying “You need to back the fuck up”.
I was scared, not because of him. I am protected.
I was scared of how powerful it was to have a spirit that FELT a person coming that I did not SEE.
Goldy didn’t feel him coming, I did.
He looked at me, thought about whether or not he was going to “back the fuck up” and turned around and walked away.
I mean he had to honestly assess whether or not I was going to escalate, which I clearly was.
I don’t know what it was gina that told me “#allcity, turn the fuck around now and stop him”, but I listened to it.
It was surreal, like magic.
Listen to your Intuition. It might save your life.
#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture. Yesterday was further proof.
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