I had a beautifully composed post on the topic of showing financial appreciation for those who have advanced the cause of progressive black womanhood.
It was followed with a suggested list of people to support, complete with short blurbs about their achievements to that end and what they have on offer for sale.
I lost that lovely post when I tried to publish it, as my computer had logged me off my blog. I keep meaning to sit down and recreate it, but haven't found the time. Rather than do nothing, I'm reposting the challenge from last year with minor edits..
The challenge runs through December 31st. Please contact me if you have anyone we can add to the list!:
KNOWN BWE Supporters:
I challenge all of us to make at least one--ONE, surely we can all do that--Purchase from the list below, and any other bwe-positive vendors we can find in the next few weeks. This is about us, first and foremost.
Handmade items by Evia-- I purchased a beautiful set of fingerless gloves. High quality and a joy to wear. It won't count for the challenge, since I purchased them over the summer. (Couldn't chance someone else getting them, since each item is one of a kind)
For the bookshelf
Khadija's Collection of essays,
Evia's teaching essays, books and podcasts.
Anything by Roslyn Holcomb. I particularly recommend Rumors of Wars. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next installment! If you or a friend needs a little help in the love department, (think of it as a booster shot) her Nine Free Lessons is an invaluable work.
Unfinished Business by Karyn Langhorne. A steal at 99 cents on the Kindle. It's also a nice length at 400 pages. I've read it, it's utterly absorbing. You may also know her as the author of "Don't Bring Home a White Boy"
Love Travels by Angel Taylor
All of these women represent themselves in a beautiful positive manner. And the music is good. I have both Angel's and Rissi's CDs.