Hello February!

Trudean Haye

We’re already in the second month of 2018. Some say January went by slow, other say too fast. But for thing for certain is that February is going to be an exciting month.  

First, the Black Panther Premier. I love going to the movies but more importantly I love comic books. I must admit I’ve never read the black panther series but I’m excited to learn more about it. Even though I was aware of whom black panther was, I never read about his story and his origin. I’m excited to watch this movie because it’s a night of black excellence, it’s also the first thing I’m going to be making an outfit in a long time. I can’t wait to share that with you all.  

February is important to me for these amazing awareness and histories.  

February is Black History month here in the US & Canada. I remember the first time I heard about black history month and I felt so out of place because I didn’t know what they were talking about. I was in high school and I had to do a project on black history month. I remember after class I went to the teacher and asked her what black history month was about and she looked at me in a weird way. I explained to her I just moved from Jamaica and I didn’t know anything about what black history month was. She told me I could pick someone from Jamaica to do my report on.  

As I got older and adopted to being in America, I’ve learned so much about America’s history and the history of black people. Even now, I’m still learning about the history of Black Americans.  This month I’m looking forward to learning to even more and sharing what I’ve learned with you all.  

February is also teen dating violence awareness month. As a teen, I’m grateful I never experience any domestic violence. Still, many of my peers were. According to the National Resource Center On Domestic Violence, yearly, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. Growing up I witness domestic violence among my family as well as with my mom. I knew what it was but I never knew it was something that also happened with teens. I had friends who were going through domestic violence in their relationship but never shared it with any adults. Some blamed themselves, some say their partner would change and they would never leave... No one has the right to abuse you in any way, shape or form.  

February is LGBT History Month in United Kingdom. So many things I would like to talk about when it comes to the LGBT community but for now, I will wait until April & June.  

Happy February

Xoxo

Trudy

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