|You are the Makers of History!
In another week or two we will have Mother's Day upon us here in the U.S. For several decades I've been pretty intentional about not celebrating any holiday sanctioned by this imperialist system. I've taken this position militantly, up to and including deciding (along with her mother) not to raise our daughter within the context of any of these holidays. My decision has caused a lot of difficulty over the years. Family doesn't understand. They used to think, I don't know if they still do because we don't discuss it any longer, that I was in some sort of cult by belonging to this Pan-Africanist political party. They expressed, often, that they felt I was denying my daughter due to my beliefs. The results of this contradiction are isolation and often being treated as if you have slain a family member because of fear and discomfort about my beliefs and way of life.