Hey sis! It’s June! 🙌🏾 I have been rocking shorts and sunglasses like a boss lately. Is it 90 degrees everywhere or just in Colorado?
Summer to me means concerts and festivals! Scream singing the lyrics to music is a love language to me. 💖 June means Juneteenth! I have fond memories of attending Juneteenth festivals when I was a teen. Listening to LIVE Jazz and R&B music while I reconnected with friends and family. It was tradition. We did not learn about Juneteenth in school.
Instead, we relished listening to our parents, grandparents, and neighbors with great interest as they explained the importance of the holiday. Then…..something miraculous happened sis. They declared Juneteenth a Federal holiday on 06/17/2021! As a black woman hearing, this elated me! We wanted Juneteenth to be seen as a Federal holiday.
Honestly, we just want to be seen. Therefore… I STILL celebrate. It is about the sacrifices made. The small freedoms we have from our ancestors aren’t lost nor forgotten.