THIS IS A SAFE SPACE. LETS TALK ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT & SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

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Anna Williams

So are we going to talk about this sexual assault epidemic sweeping our society?

Not that this is the first season that we have heard of the horrendous stories, from the childhood of adult stars as well as the present day. Sexual assault/harassment  are these things no one seems to want to discuss. It is truly as ugly as it sounds. The shit is not okay. Let’s talk though.

I have read stories, watched interviews from victims, the accused, along with their significant others. It has been unbelievable the incidents that are now coming out and the victims have found the strength to speak up.

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My Thoughts:

  • Why do we blame the victim?

I have heard conversations and scrolled through many posts on social media placing the blame on the victims and that they are responsible for actions they did or did not take. How is the victim responsible? These men and women who are victims did not ask to be violated in a sexual matter nor did they request to be harassed. I’m sure the experiences were uncomfortable as fuck. Being a teenager or a person interviewing for a position or even auditioning for a role. You aren’t always aware of your surroundings or whether this is or isn’t “protocol.” Victims battle fear. Fear exist after finding out something was done to you that you didn’t deserve and you may jeopardize a lot by speaking out on this person. Fear is wanting to tell someone about the things that took place but you don’t know if they will believe you because the perp has “power” or friends in high places.

  • Did anyone forget that we have a president who is also alleged of sexual harassment?

This proves the type of society we are living in. Rape culture is alive, present, and accepted in this country. However, that still does not make it legal or tolerable. Our country is being ran by an arrogant, racist white male who sexualizes and continuously makes lewd remarks about women.

 

  • Who are the perpetrators?

From the stories I have listened to, there have been on many occasions where the victim was faced by the accused and possibly an additional person (who works with the perp). This addition could be the director, casting coach, assistant, co-worker,boss, and family members or friends in close proximity who witnessed these acts.

Those who sit around witnessing these cruel acts rather become accomplices then risk their jobs by speaking up when they see something that is wrong. You are the perpetrators.

Watch and listen to Thandie Newtons story.  Thandie’s Story

Victims should feel sAfe to speak their truth with no shame

What Can We Do?

Though Hollywood is on the forefront currently as perps began to surface with victims speaking out about sexual assault and sexual harassment experiences they have had. This take place at our jobs, in college, when we go out, in our relationships, and we must be aware of the signs and speak up with no fear. As we can see this not only happens to women but men as well. See something, say something. Shame on those who stood on the sideline and watched  the power players use and abuse other human beings for their own gratification. Do not shame or belittle someone who found the strength within themselves to share their story. Allow them to speak their truth. We must understand that this issue is not going away anytime soon its been around for decades. We must first fight for charges to be filed, convictions to be made, and for our justice system to be fair and not spare the rod because the perp is a person of power. No matter our social class honey we all are human and should be afforded the same equal rights and be treated fairly.

I have listed below some really great links for you to do more, say more, and think more.

End Sexual Violence Organization

Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

#METOO

END SEX ABUSE

Minimum List of those Accused:

Charlie Rose, Ryan Seacrest, Oliver Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Al Franken, Richard Dreyfuss, Louis C.K., John Travolta, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, Russell Simmons, Andy Dick, Benny Medina, John Singleton, Harvey Weinstien, and the list goes on. 

 

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Believe in You (Fearless + Self Love Journey Update) 

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Hey my lovely Flowers, 

I hope you all are growing more and more every day. Loving yourself endlessly. Doesn’t it feel great? 

Before I share my latest update with you all I wanted to provide some light and inspiration. Do you believe in yourself?  If not, why? 

How can you expect others to believe in your gifts, projects, or in you if you don’t. Sounds crazy but it makes lots of sense. 

  • Make time to get to know yourself. Create a list of goals. I personally love setting goals. Are all of them realistic? Maybe not, but I tend to adjust them as much as I need to. 
  • Say your Affirmations Daily 
  • Remember you were born into this world with no sense of what you could or couldn’t do.
  • Take that negative energy or self doubt you have about yourself and creatively mold it with positive thoughts and will power. 

My Journey Update: 

I recently launched my America Through Her Eyes Project 2018 . I set a goal of $15,000 to reach by July-August 2018. This is the largest goal and project I’ve ever started. Guess what? I have no doubt in myself that this project will inspire, change,  and call others to support this vision of mine. First it takes me believing in myself. The passion I have for this type of work is what drives me. Being blessed to have a very supportive system in my corner also fuels my position energy for the success of this project. 

Your dreams don’t work unless you do! 

Be Blessed. Be Beautiful. Be Black. 

Anna Williams 

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America Through Her Eyes 2018

America Through Her Eyes is a photography and travel project that I need some help with from family, friends, and those who believe in change. My goal is to travel within the United States of America to journal about African Americans with my words and photography through my eyes.

I am an advocate for change and equality. The way society views African Americans in this country are through a negative scope no matter the community(Feminsts, LGBTQ, Single Moms, Black Males, etc). We are sterotyped, underpaid, overlooked, and not valued at all.

The funds will be used to assist me with more equipment and some travel fees. I will be meeting up with other advocates, attending events to network while getting to know the communities I will be entering. My husband and kids will be tagging along for this journey so it will possibly be a family affair. I want to share with America and the rest of world the truth about African Americans. It is important for others to understand how we exist, endure, nuture, and exceed societys statistical expectations.

 

America Through Her Eyes Project 2018

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I am looking to launch this project in July of 2018. I do need assistance with the finances to launch this project. Though I have already started some groundwork here in South Florida. I am hopeful that this entire project will evolve to a documentary. Not only will I keep record of the travel through my journaling. I will be sharing this experience through all my social media channels.

Your support means more than the world to me. Your support will continue to ignite a spark within myself to continue pushing for change and inspiring the world through positivity. We are a diverse society. So come take this journey along with me on how I view my culture.

No Donation is too small or too large when we are making a change that is powered by love, peace, and transparency.

**This project stems from my campaign titled Black Men Through Her Eyes (which you can find on instagram and twitter). **

Please stay on the look out for goals and mission statement.

Thank you in advance.
Anna Sunflower.

Wondering what happened at The AFROPUNK Fest in Atlanta? 

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Great Rise My Flowers, If you missed AFROPUNK Atlanta this year, I got you. I actually made time to produce footage from getting ready for the festival to the epic live performances. 


Festival of Consciousness

If I had to summarize my AFROPUNK experience:

* Full of Black Joy 

* No Judgment Zone.

* Peace, Love, and Positivity 

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Be Beautiful. Be Blessed. Be Black. 

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Note To Self (Signed Anna Alizeti Williams)  

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Blessings to you for taking the time out to read another one of my inspirational blog posts. We have made it to the month of June, so I’m focusing more on Self Care all month long. Some Queens may dedicate a day but I’m giving the entire month of June a try. 

About a week ago, I was talking to my husband about how I don’t keep myself in mind when I’m taking care of important things. I should most certainly be #1. After some thought, we found that the last time I got my nails done was about 2 years ago for our wedding. The month was April of 2015. I couldn’t believe it. It is funny but sad at the same time. It’s been quite some time since I’ve just focused on myself. Spiritually, Mentally, Emotinally, and Physically. I am learning to put in time for myself so that all these cares are aligned. This is why I have decided to write a note to myself that you may use as your “self love/care guide”.

Take only what you need. 

Anna “Alizeti” Williams, you must not forget how important you are to the universe. Your lack of attention to care for yourself will leave you in shambles.  You are useless on your journey if you are not at your best. 

Your natural beauty is your most inspirational power. Love your tresses. From your skin to your smile all the way to your kinky hair. You are unique. You possess gifts that you could never have imagined. It will take a gift to unlock or reveal another. 


Why are you so worried about what people think? They could never love you as hard as you can love yourself. Please yourself. Study yourself. Busy, Yourself! 

You must learn to fuel mind. Read more than you normally have. Let those moments of television fade away as unimportant friends in your mind. You’ll gain more from your literary tools than that of a reality television show. Your mind can be fueled with positive energies from that of yourself. 

What satisfies your mind? What soothes your mind? They too, will also help to fuel it. Your ancestors have left secrets for your mind to be protected by all costs. Keep it guarded and in  spirtual shape. 

Remember who you are. These small journeys you have set forth on will only equip you for your greatest and most difficult journey ever.  

You are loved. Love lives within you.  Love received means love will be given abundantly. If love lives inside you: 

You will love your teeth and space between them. 

You will love your high cheekbones that shift your eyes up and when you smile or laugh. 

You will love your thighs that now touch after weight fluctuation from your two blessings. 

You will love your breast. No matter the changes. They are your adornments that have helped to nourish your seeds and satisfy your king. 

You will honor your yoni. Give her time to rest and be nurtured by your king when necessary. Treat her with respect as she will always be apart of you. Pamper your yoni. Why not? 

You will embrace your growing curves that may be caressed by King. Though at times it may be hard to get into your fav pair of jeans. You backside is glorious. 

You will love your life. Understand that many things you are not complacent about may be altered in your desire or need. If it can’t,  move along in good spirits.

You will care for you crystals. Take them wherever the soles of your feet may touch. From your Pink Opal to your Selenite, honey you are protected and guided through lights of fearlessness. 

You will embrace your needs with open arms and set aside time to reassure yourself that you are capable of every goal you set. Even if odds are against you. 

You will love your mothering powers. They are always evolving due to your seeds coming of age year after year. You are perfection. You were not meant to mother the way your mother did. 

You will not feel like your finances. You are not your finances. Be rich in knowledge, love, and community. The finances will begin to fall in order. However, no reckless spending either. (A great Queen once said “Only give, when you know you will not be without.”) 


You are Anna Alizeti Williams of the Sista Queen Tribe. You are a Goddess. There is no other like you. There will be similar beings but NONE LIKE you. 

Embrace your sistrens! They are here to assist you as you will return the love through  righteous labors to assist them equally on their journeys. 

I didn’t want to make the blog too long. A part 2 maybe necessary. Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my space and read some inspiration. It is always greatly appreciated. 

Peace and Love to all who read this message. Blessings upon you. May you love and care for yourSELF, always. 

Petals and Sunlight, 

Anna Alizeti Williams 


All moments pictured here in this post were captured by my sistren Melissa. You may follow her page on IG: EarthaMarley link for her website Melissa Photography XOXO (thanks for these beautiful and soul filled photos) 

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Our Black Story: Queens Edition 

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This is our Black Story: Queens Edition, so I thought I would shed light on some of our Melanated Queens who we may not know of. I have put a small list together of a few names that were not familar to myslef. I may have heard of them but I was not knoweledgable of their contributions.


Willie B. Barrow was a religious leader and civil rights activist. Reverend Willie T. Barrow was born on December 7, 1924. Yes, she is a Sagittarius sister.

Barrow was raised in Burton, Texas, where as a student she led a demonstration of rural African American schoolchildren against a segregated school system. Tell me that isn’t black girl magic in the making.

In 1962, she worked with the Rev. Jesse Jackson to create Operation Breadbasket, an organization focused on meeting the needs of underserved black communities. Rev. Jackson would later found Operation P.U.S.H (People United to Serve Humanity) based on Operation Breadbasket. She replaced Jackson as executive director of Operation PUSH in 1984.

This Queen has also crusaded for issues such as AIDS in the black community, children’s welfare, and domestic violence.

Marian Wright Edelman studied at Spelman College, abroad on a Merrill scholarship, and she traveled to the Soviet Union with a Lisle fellowship. I haven’t had the chance to attend Spelman but a few of my sistrens have. Ayyyee. She also studied at Yale and graduated Law School. She held a job in New York working for the NAACP Legal and Defense Fund, and then in Mississippi for the same organization.

Marian Wright Edelman established the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in 1973 as a voice for poor, minority and handicapped children. She served as a public speaker on behalf of these children, and also as a lobbyist in Congress, as well as president and administrative head of the organization.


Myrlie Evers-Williams, original name Myrlie Louise Beasley (born March 17, 1933, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.), African American activist and the wife of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, whose racially motivated murder in 1963 made him a national icon. In 1995–98 Evers-Williams was the first woman to head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

She published the memoir For Us, the Living (1967), earned a degree in sociology at Pomona College (1968), and made an unsuccessful bid for election to the U.S. Congress (1970).

She left the post three years later and founded the Medgar Evers Institute (later the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute) in Jackson.


Audre Lorde attended Hunter College and Columbia University and was a librarian for several years before publishing her first volume of poetry, First Cities, in 1968.

She was an African-American poet and essayist who gave voice to issues of race, gender and sexuality. Lorde’s love of poetry started at a young age, and she began writing as a teenager. I read about her on my journey for African American women who were poets and authors. I love her. She attended Hunter College.

Audre Lorde battled cancer for more than a decade and spent her last few years living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Around this time, she took an African name, Gamba Adisa, meaning “she who makes her meaning clear. She described herself as A self-described “black feminist lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”

INSECURE

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Am I the only one who has been sleep on the HBO series: INSECURE? First off, where has this explosion of  black realness been all my life.  I mean, y’all cannot understood that from the 1st episode I was in love. I ended up binge watching  all eight episodes in one night.

I am not a big HBO viewer, so I was not ready for the laying of that D (lol) and a large helping of “I’ll beat it , beat it up.” Hahahaha. To say that I  am “into” this show is an understatement.  The characters are so identifiable.  Hold up! Don’t judge me. Not all the situations I personally experienced but it was still some real issh in every episode. I was captivated by these two black women who spoke just like my friends and I. I mean, we all curse and get ratchet from time to time. We, just like Issa and Molly were chameleons who could switch it up when necessary (like at work ). Issa and Molly are facing life ugly curves balls one day at a time.

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They’re relationships are like ones we actually know. Inside each relationship whether it is the main squeeze or  the guy you call for a quickie, you’ll reflect on these messy situations. Even though I am married, not all of my close friends are and we constantly share stories about our relationships, sex, and work life. So I see them in a few episodes which made me burst into laughter or snap at the television.

 

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I love the bond that Issa and Lawrence(boyfriend) shared. Though they faced hardships like many  couples do, they were tempted and always tested. The balance and screw ups reminded viewers you don’t miss a good thing until it’s gone. I give this series 4 thumbs up. That’s from my husband and I. For the record, Lawrence never technically left Issa, but there was a huge surprise to end the season that I was not ready for. No spoiler alerts. Go watch it for yourself lol. I am so excited and ready for season 2 Insecure. Go Black Girl! Go!

**Please keep in mind this is an adult series. I do not recommend to watch this show with anyone under the age of 18.**

 

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-Anna Williams

 

Wrapping Up 2016 with Anna

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It seems like forever since I last posted. I am still here inspiring the world through positive vibes and doing good deeds. A wise man once said:

Service to others is the rent you pay for

your room here on earth.

Muhammad Ali

 

A brief description of my year can be simplified as trial and error. Quitting what most people would consider a “damn good job” to venture out in search of happiness elsewhere. Allowed me to launch my own online business “EveryPartofAnna Boutique”  with the support of my fellow Queens it has done well. I also opened my home based art club Creative Connections KAC for the community youth ages 2-10.

2016 was a year of soul searching. I have been perfecting my poetic gifts to share with the world. I have been blessed to meet and befriend so many talented Queens & Kings this year. My husband and I have mastered the art of budgeting lol.

I am currently 2 weeks away from my 1 year Big Chop Anniversary. Yayyyyyyyyy!!! 1 year fully natural no heat. Its been a beautiful hair journey.

This is just a snippet of my year.Nonetheless,  I am very thankful for all the blessings and lessons received. Many souls I have decided to leave behind and very little I am willing to take forward with me in my upcoming year. When I think of 2017:

I envision BLACK LIBERATION, UNITY IN BLACK COMMUNITIES, SHARING OUR GUIDES TO OWNERSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, SELF LOVE & PRESERVATION.

My mission will always remain the same:

To inspire the world piece by peace. Positively. 

-Anna Williams the artist

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Special thanks to my husband Avery for being my rock and #1 fan no matter how many goals I set for myself, you are there to keep my plan to reach them in order. My aunt Tesheda, who motivates and captivates me in ways she will never know. All of the friends and family who have supported any of my endeavors. You are greatly appreciated.

 

October Update with Anna

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I’m back and welcoming positive energy into this fall season. I know I have been ghost for a month but yess, I am back. I promise I will get back to blogging more. There are so many other “must do’s” that I have to get in the habit of. I made a list for myself:

  • Blog More 
  • Revamp YouTube Channel 
  • Promote More (Everything I have my name on) 
  • Post more mini-inspire clips on IG & Facebook 
  • Use my calendar more 
  • Stick to my calendar lol
  • Update Vision board 

Those are just a few of the hundred of things on my must do consistently list. I am always work even when I am working. What I mean by that is, I make sure that anytime I have is well used toward any goals I set for myself. I am so busy these days. I often feel like I need an assistant. Due to budgeting issues I am basically manage everything myself. 

Well that’s a little update on how I’ll be taking on this October. 

Stay tuned for all things Positive from me. 

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-Anna Williams