Juneteenth is to celebrate freedom in the black community….. but as I am prepareing to attend a protest today it is evident that we are still not truly free. I thank God we are not in shackles or being sold anymore, we can at least attend the same school and eat in the same restaurants but my God we still have a long way to go.

Mama’s yesterday was hard for me. I had an unexpected medical procedure done and a hard discussion about racism at my job. I was mentally and emotionally drained. But then I found out about a children’s March at Bushnell park and My 9 year old wanted to attend. So as a Mama I pushed through pain and all so her voice could be heard.

She was interviewed and given the opportunity to speak In the mega phone. She did amazing! As I watched her it brought tears to my eyes that my Justice is demanding “Justice” for her life and for the next generation! Thank you Jamila for making this happen!

So as we begin our day know that your children have a voice Mama! They want to and need to be heard! We just have to allow it in a safe space. Remember Mama you are Blessed and we all need grace! Check out the Hartford current below.


Author: Jennifer Pickett

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a 34 year old ( I think.... that’s a story for another day) wife, mother, youth ministry leaders a mother member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have 3 children Justice 11, Joy 6, and JJ 5 and amazing husband! I was born and raised in the North End of Hartford with 2 amazing and supportive parents. I have a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Relational Communication with a Minor in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. For my career I am a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (this was truly a journey). This blog is to show you my everyday life and that by the Grace of GOD I am making it on broken pieces. I am choosing to thrive (not survive) at this mommy thing and I pray that this blog Blesses a Mama out there to keep going!!!!

1 thought on “Juneteenth

  1. MaraBae says:

    ✊🏽✊🏽🌍💪🏾‼️ Yess our youth must be safe to express themselves openly and freely


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