Friday, August 24, 2007

Well shit…I need a bitchfirmation!

Last night this bitch sat at home and tried to remember why the hell I keep giving a shit about all manner of things.

Sometimes it feels like no one else does (which is a wee bit heavy on the self pity) and sometimes it feels as if everyone else is counting on someone else to tackle the shit that needs to be tackled (which is probably painfully accurate).

Anyhoo, a bitch was wearily spent (even AngryBlackBitches get tired as hell)…which is actually a good space to be in for mental claritude. By the time Mad Men came on the telly (my newest guilty pleasure) my mind had settled and my soul was at peace.

Note – some people have affirmations…this bitch has bitchfirmations…

Bitchfirmation for the emotionally spent…
I have been blessed with the love of my family…for a reason.
I have the gift of fantabulous friends and their support…for a reason.
I have my health…for a reason.
I have my mind and my voice…for a reason.
I give a shit….for a reason.
And I woke up today…empowered, militant and defiant…for a reason.

If we don’t speak for ourselves some dumb motherfucker will speak for us…decide for us…live for us…and own us.

So, I practice the fine art of bitchitude for that reason.

Ah…clarity has been achieved.


more cowbell said...

OMG, you were right on time with this post! It's been Hell Week in my life, and I haven't had time to focus on some very difficult things that have happened this week, as it was the culminating week for a sort of grassroots parents' group I'm helping organize (advocating for students of color) and we were presenting to the superintendent himself -- exhausting week, just leave it at that. We had a great result though, and reading your words reminds me that it's worth it, and it's a responsibility and a privilege to have a voice.

Thanks for the gentle asskick to get up and keep on going. You rock.

Unknown said...

Amen sista.

Did you know about this piece of info:

Planned Parenthood is busting the state of MO's chops over that fucked up law..yay!

Anonymous said...

Well stated! This week got a smilie face for practicing the art of bitchitude with you! Thank you!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Ive had those same feelings so many times.but if we dont care who do many great things that do make a differance for the better of the country and you have been aloan alot of the time.Its a tuff fight and we mustnot give give many people like myself motavation to continue on just by righting a blog and I hope you understand what an asset you are to the betterment of humankind.

virgomusic said...

Unfortunately you may not always see the impact of what you do... but you're still making a difference. Rock on!

Frogspond said...

With your permission (and with attribution) I would like to print your Bitchfirmation out and hang it somewhere where I can see it on a daily basis. Let me know if I have permission.


Maya's Granny said...

When you fight the good fight, sometimes you get to feeling like you are alone. You are not. There are many of us to come to you to know that we are not alone, because even when you are down, you help us get up again.

Thank you.

Shark-Fu said...

more cowbell - my pleasure!

dusty - thanks for sharing.

click - Awww, shucks. Thanks!

idahojim - wassup Idaho! cyber hugs to you.

virgomusic - thank you and hugs to you too.

frogspond - print away. I'm glad y'all liked it...because this bitch sure as shit needed it.

Gina said...

Damn, I wish I could have written that! I also need to print and blog on it!
You redefine eloquence.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I needed that.

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