Affirmations of the Week: "May We...", A Photo Essay

In this photo essay, we feature the photos of the uber talented Kashira Dowridge of Story of Kai. One hot day in June, Kai captured the beauty of several Dear Black Women. Below are some of the highlights coupled with an affirmations by Flo, Dear Black Women founder. 



May we stand tall in the truths of who we are. May we unlearn lies and remix realities that would stop us from doing so.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder

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May we be supported, inspired and challenged by an ever deepening community of lovers, family, friends and allies; people who unflinchingly believe that our freedoms and wellness are non-negotiable.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder


May the only shade we be concerned with is the shade we seek when the Sun, bright and life giving, is in our eyes.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder

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May we know pleasure, laughter and movement— not sometimes, not rarely, but as restorative and integral parts of our everyday lives.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder


May we know victories upon victories. May we break strongholds in the present and for future generations. May we contribute to the blueprint of healing for our communities, beginning always with our own lives.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder

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May we rest. May we rest. I repeat: May we rest.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder


May we keep our eyes ever on the prize of our highest expression, reducing distractions that speak lies of our unworthiness, impossibilities and limitations.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder


May we know that our lives to be our masterpieces. May we take control and have access to tools, opportunities and courage to create our lives we need and dream.
— Flo, Dear Black Women Founder