It’s no secret that this year hasn’t been the easiest for Meg Thee Stallion. After getting shot in the foot by Tory Lanez, then becoming a victim of the backlash, she was quiet about the incident for some time. Now, she is speaking out, urging everyone to ‘Protect Black Women.’ She penned a detailed and intimate essay for The New York Times reflecting her thoughts and feelings as a black woman in 2020.
She states “I’m not afraid of criticism, and Protect Black women should not be controversial.” You can read the full essay below ore head over to The New York Times for the full write-up. Also, watch the clip below.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read more here.