I VOTE: because she wouldn’t have it any other way.
It was one hundred years ago today, August 18, 1920, that the 19th Amendment was ratified giving most American women the right to vote, and Mama was soon to be the last twinkle in her daddy’s eye. She was born August 19, 1921 with 12ish siblings before her. She didn’t likely vote all of 77 years, but at the very least 27 years, making choices and adjustments and strides to pass on to me and my future grandchildren. I am proud to possess and pass on, all she’s done on the path as a Black Texas mother, business woman, servant of God, descendant of slaves, and advocate and doer of good deeds in the forward movements for all women. Oh and she was the queen B lady #masterbarber in Dallas! #HappyBirthdayMama
I was nominated my Jeanine Michna-Bales and challenged to invite 19 women to take a photo if yourself and write why it’s important to vote this year... Find us over on FB or hashtag #womenvotechallenge on the IG.
Update: January 2021
This year, I am inspired to curate a collection of memories in photograph of what I refer to as the Spirit Jewels of Mama's House. #spiritjewelsofmamahouse
Anyone can teach you about love. I can make you good at it.
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