I recorded a little message for the men who get mad at me online and try to insult me by calling me “old” or “fat.” Pro tip: Those don’t work as insults against me. I’m proud of my age, and I know that I am beautiful. Try to come up with something better.
“As I have matured and become more aware of the way ageism works, my thinking and behaviors toward age have changed. I realize how damaging it can be, especially to us as Black women, and I have vowed not to participate in it in any fashion.”