You Say

You say I am loud while you rob me of my voice You say I’m free while you take away my choice You say I lazy while you try to break me with manual labour You say I am free to succeed while you tell me you don’t want me as your neighbour You say…

The role of anger in the process of change

Dr. Valerie Daniel This has been a challenging and emotional two weeks for me as a black, professional woman in the UK. The Black Lives Matter protests has opened wounds that I thought had long healed over. I was very aware that I had scars but I had genuinely thought that since I had managed…

Exploring the label of ‘the angry black woman’

  Dr Valerie Daniel June 19, 2020 Introduction As a black professional woman I am in this intersectional space of being somewhat respected by my peers whilst still being marginalised within the wider society. I say ‘somewhat’ respected because my entire journey here in England from 1989 until now has been fraught with ‘you are…

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