Within a opinion piece for the New York Times publication, Megan Thee Stallion sheds light on what it means to be a woman of color while advocating for the protection of Black women!
Within the lengthy and well thought out piece Megan reflects on the life altering experience she endured of being shot, the aftermath of the incident and the earth shattering backlash she received since then.
“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man. After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place,” writes Megan.
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“My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”
Within the article Megan also speaks on the apparent and obvious issues within society and injustice set against Black women on a daily basis.
“In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc — all in little more than a century.”
She continues, “Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.”