Always Divine Timing: Black Women and Stockholm Syndrome

— On July 11, this was my response to Asere Bello’s collective of protectors with the subject “Subject: Stockholm Syndrome Re: Collective Letter”

— On July 17, I posted this image to FB about more allegations against R. Kelly that had just come out.

— Then on August 29, a sis posted the below about Black women and Stockholm.

None of it is random. There’s an epidemic – but you all are to mesmerized by his lies that you can’t even see it.

Subject: Stockholm Syndrome Re: Collective Letter

From: Email Courtney <EmailMe…>
Date: July 11, 2017 at 1:56:32 PM EDT
Subject: Stockholm Syndrome Re: Collective Letter

Yes. I, Courtney; the proud daughter of two loving and stable parents Brenda and Robert; and the proud descent of healthy and respectable people who taught me how to build sustainable legacy from a place of integrity.

I, Courtney who has been doing “the work” for years now, not because I experienced trauma and decided to “get involved.”

I, who bought a home … to continue the legacy of those before me — as builders, creators and trailblazers — not followers.

I, Courtney, who is the child of strong and proud ancestral lineage, especially self-reliant women of true “power”.

I, Courtney who decided to use a digital platform, just as you all use your bullhorns, Facebook pages, digital popularity, and the streets to take a stance and educate.

I, Courtney, always have and will continue to stand by any claims I make, just as you all stand behind yours (of injustices done at the hands of policing/political systems and “oppressors” as well as one-sided verdicts handed down by corrupt judges and brainwashed jurors).

Don’t make the mistake assuming you know anything about me based on what you’ve dug through in my personal belongings or found online.

Asere’s name is not worth “smearing.” He alone is not worth my time, however, he is just one spoke in the wheel of “oppression.” As he wrote, “Hold me accountable for my anger, machismo and communication” but not as a sexual predator — well, wake up…all three things being tools of an abuser. He is the spoke we read of when reading about misogyny, sexism, etc. in movements that were built on the backs and labor of Black women and fell at the hands of hypocrites with no integrity — those who sold their own out for safety or a dollar. [Safety looks like housing, acceptance, “love” and financial support…]

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