The years 2013 and 2014 were tough years for Adrienne and me.
They weren’t tough for us personally, mind you. What was tough about those years was the seemingly constant bombardment of negative press concerning Black women.
Seemingly everywhere we looked a disparaging new article, video, photo or meme referencing Black women had popped up.
These negative images were front and center on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – every notable digital space.
We decided to fight back.
If you can’t beat them, don’t join them – beat them at their own game.
We decided to be the difference for Black women that we wanted to see in the digital space.
We decided to push back against the influx of negative images concerning Black women by flooding the digital space with positive and uplifting images of Black women.
Images of real Black women.
Black women living well and enjoying their lives.
Black women in stable, committed relationships with men who love them, appreciate their beauty and who want to be with them.
Black women embracing their natural hair; loving and enjoying their unique textures and coils.
Black women setting and pursuing goals concerning entrepreneurship, academics, travel and fitness.
In other words, images of normal, everyday Black women.
Black women who were just like us.
Proud Of Every Step
We decided to publish these images every day in 2015.
Today is Day 300 of that goal, and we only have 65 left to go before we say goodbye to 2015.
So today, on Day 300, we figured now is as good a time as any to pause and take pride in every step we’ve taken toward this goal.
Despite occasionally getting off in my count, missing a day here or there and doubling up the next day, and fending off crashing computers, I’m proud to say we’ve been consistent in pursuing our goal.
And the benefits have been, well, spectacular.
Talk Back To Us
We’ll share more about our results when we do the end of the year wrap up.
For now, we’d like you to talk back to us and share your thoughts on the Daily Inspiration posts.
Soon, we’ll be sending you a survey giving you the opportunity to give us some feedback.
You don’t have to wait for the survey – feel free to hit the “Reply” button and communicate with us now.
We appreciate every reader – many of them who are non-Black. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.
Stay tuned and keep reading, because we have so much more to come!
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The Swirl World Team is committed to sharing 365 days of inspiration in 2015. Our goal is to help you stay motivated and inspired by bringing you positive, uplifting images and corresponding thoughts.
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