I cannot support the idea that black women must idly wait, hoping that one day things will get better. If your man can’t understand your wants and needs, you don’t have to wait on him to get it together. If your boss keeps promising you a promotion that doesn’t seem to ever be coming, get a new job. You don’t have to wait, sis.
I know it’s scary, but everyone should make conversations about career progression a priority and not be afraid to speak up about what you want, what you’re worth and what you deserve.
This is part one of a series I will be writing about things I’ve learned during my 26th year as I prepare for my 27th birthday.