What is Black Joy?

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Black joy is resistance to oppression through self-expression.
Black joy is disproving the negative stereotyping of Black love and life,
Crushing the idea that being Black is defined by misery and strife.

Black joy is prioritizing positive experiences
A revelation of the good in opposition to the weary
Moments that sometimes occur-
But do not define Blackness
And is opposing to Black joy.

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I write poetry — and the occasional article on love/relationships, life, women, self-care, Blackness, and books.

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Rachel K. Gause

Rachel K. Gause

I write poetry — and the occasional article on love/relationships, life, women, self-care, Blackness, and books.

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