Breonna Taylor would have been 27 years old on Friday, June 5, 2020. She was an E.M.T who was killed 2 months ago when police broke down her apartment door in Louisville, KY and shot her 8 times. As of today, no charges have been filed in connection with her death. This, like too many other violent experiences of Black women, seem to get lost in national conversations about police brutality and racism towards Black lives.
This is why this conversation is crucial, especially now, in the middle of a global shift in understanding the weight of centuries racism towards Black people. And whether we are consciously aware or not, the needs of Black women seem to consistently become last in the movement of Black lives mattering.
So this week I ask, "Black women, who told us our lives didn't matter?" I and Danielle Moore, licensed mental therapist of the Refresh Wellness Center, attempt to address why it seems like the stories and lives of Black women are simply not a priority in the movement.