I am attending the SXSW Conference this year. It’s one of the biggest interactive conferences in the world and this is my year to come into my own. So I’m here to learn, grow and be challenged. I felt utterly compelled to be present at this time even though it is not the most convenient. Aside from getting sick – known as Austin allergies – I’m having a blast. It’s been so great meeting people in real life that I’ve conversed with online in some capacity. Some of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard the obfuscation, misdirection and defamation from a disgruntled DBR (damaged beyond repair) black male. It is always the agenda of such obstructionists to misdirect conversation so the focus remains on them instead of the larger agenda at hand.
I will put the same amount of thought into my response to this attack and and character slander of me shortly. Those unfamiliar with the incident at hand may be wondering what prompted such a strong negative reaction. I asked a combo question with a comment during a Q&A session at a panel that they didn’t like. They’ve proceeded to try to distort and defame me across numerous Twitter accounts nearly every hour on the hour since yesterday morning. Think Teabaggers referring to President Obama as Hitler and you’d get the picture.
As regular readers of this blog can attest it doesn’t require anyprompt for the DBRs to spew their bile because they HATE black women. Even if they’re married to one – because their interest lies in self-elevation at the expense of black women – not in protecting and elevating them as a collective. It’s rampant misogyny and self-hate directed at black women. They especially don’t like it when black women ask questions that hit home, have standards, shed light on nefarious activities and expect reciprocity. It’s all about them and their egos and pulling the wool over people’s eyes. In the meantime I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to be in Austin and connect with others who are actually doing something productive and conducive to growth.
I will not argue in a public forum with the type of males who seek to do harm and engage in slander instead of allowing for a difference of opinion nor will I stand still while being hacked to pieces. The last time I checked this is supposed to be a free country. Yet those who would continue to deny the existence of destructive forces and evil in certain people can see it all on public display. I advocate for the safety and security and black women and children and for black women to be free agents charting their own destinies. I will NOT back down from that position. This isn’t even about me anymore but about some people’s desire to use us, abuse us and discard us when they’re done. They shall not pass!
Other people from other groups have their own self-interests to seek out and protect and will not be coming to our rescue. We must save ourselves! I appreciate those who’ve noted my consistency and passion when it comes to this topic and offered immediate support without requiring detailed information. To the rest I will explain more in detail and respond soon.