The Binti Circle
A black woman is a fighter, a nurturer, a protector, a giver, a teacher. She’s withstood slavery, rape, miseducation. You’d think she’d overcome that she’d fought and won. But the reality is, she’s still fighting. Fighting for a chance to be free, totally free. Not having to worry about the color of her skin, but what lies within. Within her heart, her spirit, her being. Being accepted for who she is and not what she is. Whether she’s a billionaire or on welfare. But, since that’s not the world we live in, she continues to be strong in the struggle and dignified in the degradation despite of as a daughter, a mother, a sister, a friend, a queen.
She’s beautiful inside and out. She’s a black woman indeed!
Welcome to the “The Binti Circle”, a fiscally sponsored support group for black daughters caring for their mothers. Binti means daughter in Swahili, and “Circle” symbolizes unity, commitment, love and community. We all know that caregiving is not easy, and it takes a strong woman to care for the woman that raised and cared for her. BUT, we are resilient and the epitome of that STRONG WOMAN! We are a collective representation of “black daughterhood”.
We come from a long line of women who have survived with their dignity and humanity intact with courage and resilience. In our circle we share how we have honored and honor our queens, our mothers, throughout our caregiving journey. We share our pain points, trials and tribulations in a no judgment zone. How we use faith, love, hope and grace to be our guides. How we remind ourselves of the importance of togetherness, sisterhood, and “selfullness”…that sweet spot between selfish and selfless.
We meet the 4th Friday of every month for “Feel Good Fridays”, so if would like to get support from life-minded women…