I’ve always been a major fan of renovation shows. I can easily watch a full day of reno and fixer upper HGTV programming. I love the story that an older house tells. I love the character it possesses. I love seeing it come to life again.
Thinking about this made me consider the stories and character that our own lives have. We, particularly Black people, have had exceptional hardships, experiences and stories; stories that need to be shared. Everyone loves to hear rags to riches stories but never realize that their very own life is often the same.
Don’t be afraid to share your story! Countless people are waiting to hear so that they can overcome their current circumstances and be encouraged to keep going. Stop thinking that your experiences aren’t important. Stop being afraid to share what you lived through. Tell your story!!