If you're a woman making less money than your male counterparts, instead of bitching about it, get in a room with a therapist and get over this bullshit about needing to be liked and start negotiating according to what you know your worth to be.
If you don't think you're worth it, why should anyone else? Because you complain about them devaluing you? Really? And that works?
See: here's the difference between an intellectual conversation abt feminism or racism and really learning how to stand up for urself bec you life is on the line.
If you need men or white folks to like you, to co-sign your worthiness; you will always be paid less and treated accordingly. People who know their worth don't entertain situations where their worth is not valued.
They pass on the job and go make something worthy of then. They step into their power.
When you're still begging, complaining, and needing outside approval to dance in the sunshine of your gifts, then conversations about feminism and black self-love are just another bullshit cover for your fear...
Fear that what others think of you is more important than what you think of yourself.
And only you can relieve yourself of that unhealthy burden.
April Yvette Thompson is a Tony-winning producer, actor, writer, thinker, dreamer in search of beauty, truth, love & flights of serendipitous grace.