“A Strong Black Woman” – Reflections on Feminism and Womanhood

Comments (12)
  1. Roberto says:

    Thank you for your willingness to share your heart, sister. May we (men in the church) grow to appreciate and really hear the voices of our fellow sisters in Christ.

  2. el nyathi says:

    How could you echo y heart like that? Thank you much for this beautifully written epiphany.

  3. William says:

    Thank you & amen amen & amen. Praise God in Christ for women like you.

  4. Chinasa says:

    Beautifully written and much needed article! I’ve been thinking this in my mind and my former pastor touched on this. I feel this is something we often sweep under the rug, nor do black women admit or come to the realization of this.
    “What if we started to see some forms of feminism in a slightly different light: sometimes, it’s rooted in insecurity.

    We grapple for safety, not in the identity God has given us as women in Christ, but in the intelligence, success, or {fill in the blank} of our own making.”

    Thank you Jasmine for being so transparent in your writing!

  5. La'Tia says:

    Thank you for that. I really needed to hear it. I felt like it was meant just for me.

  6. Chrystal says:

    Love. The pen fits perfectly in your hand. 🙂

  7. daKingskid says:

    So well written. I hear strength and humility. Service and submission. It’s music to my ears, knowing that you and your readers know Who’s defining these attributes. All of us, male and female, are strong when we submit to God’s strength to be made perfect in our weakness.

  8. Samantha says:

    Thanks for the wonderful and very necessary reminder!

  9. Tyshan Broden says:

    I love this. It resonates deep in my heart.

  10. Jana Wallace says:

    Coincidentally had a similar conversation regarding feminism and being reformed, in which one can’t be both. Honestly, I find that the belief in equality between men and women is fulfilled in Christ. I don’t have to fight to be on par with men for we both have sinned before the Holy God and are found righteous in Christ. Christ is our greatest equalizer, and both our different, God given roles and responsibilities are equally valid and necessary in His kingdom.

    Praise God that we as women don’t have to fight in the flesh what Christ has accomplished on the cross!! Will continue to pray that we both live in this truth, cause my pride plagues me daily. *hugs and smiles* Appreciate the post sis!!

    1. Tyshan Broden says:

      Have you heard of Carolyn James? She talks about and may have written a book on men and woman serving together..she calls it the blessed alliance

  11. Valerie (Kyriosity) says:

    This is really, really good stuff, Jasmine. And so much of it reminds me of my own experience — not because it’s exactly the same, but because you’ve expressed that trying on of identities that I think we all go through in one way or another.

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