Affirmations for Black men (35+)

Affirmations for Black men

  • Allow yourself to grieve for loss at the hands of white supremacy and anti-Black racism.
  • Allow yourself to receive Black love from a Black person you trust.
  • Ask a Black person you care about, “what is the best way that I can support you?” and listen.
  • Ask the Black people in your life if they feel valued.
  • Build an altar honoring the ancestors and trancestors who have fought and loved hard enough for you to exist.
  • Celebrate the successes of Black folks in your life
  • Celebrate your successes.
  • Cook a dish that includes an ingredient that has supported the survival of Black folks.
  • Create a Black love playlist.
  • Create a gratitude list of things you appreciate about your Black life.
  • Create a space for Black youth in your life to process about being Black.
  • Create spaces and events that affirm and support Black parents in fully participating with their children.
  • Define what success means to you.
  • Describe your Blackness into the future.
  • Detach yourself from social media outlets that devalue Black life.
  • Don’t deny that anti-black racism does not exist.
  • Don’t deny that internalized anti-black racism does not exist.
  • Don’t propagate content created by white people sharing Black folx ex
  • Donate money to bail funds that support BlackLivesMatter protesters rising up against police brutality.
  • Every part of me is beautiful
  • Everybody respects me
  • Everyone loves me
  • Go on a joy date with a Black elder in your life.
  • Go on a joy date with a Black young person in your life.
  • Go to a karaoke night and sing songs that honor Black life.
  • Honor a part of your body you have not noticed in a while.
  • Honor the inherent value of all Black life including folks who are disabled, incarcerated, immigrants, queer, trans, fat, sick, old and young.
  • Host a community skillshare where Black folks can share strategies around combating state-sanctioned violence.
  • I accept a healthy body
  • I accept a healthy mind
  • I accept a healthy relationship with everyone
  • I accept abundance
  • I accept honesty
  • I accept joy
  • I accept myself for who I am
  • I am a good person
  • I am a great person
  • I am a magnet of success
  • I am a positive person
  • I am a product of peace and righteousness
  • I am a strong black man who deserves all the good things in life
  • I am beautiful
  • I am better than I was yesterday
  • I am bigger than my circumstances
  • I am bigger than social pressure
  • I am blessed
  • I am comfortable with my own skin
  • I am compassion
  • I am courageous
  • I am disciplined
  • I am fearless
  • I am filled with happiness
  • I am filled with joy
  • I am filled with love for myself
  • I am focused
  • I am grateful for everything the universe has blessed me with
  • I am happy
  • I am intelligent
  • I am proud of my culture
  • I am proud of my upbringing
  • I am proud of myself
  • I am strong
  • I am successful and everyone knows it
  • I am the hero of my own story
  • I am worthy of love
  • I believe in myself
  • I define my individuality
  • I deserve to be loved
  • I give and receive love
  • I have a strong will power
  • I have a vision and I work for it
  • I have decided to stick with love
  • I have everything that I desire
  • I inhale confidence and exhale doubts
  • I respect everything and everyone in my life
  • I work hard to achieve my goal
  • I worth everything I desire
  • Identify ways you are complicit in violence against Black people.
  • If you have money, send it to Black-led organizations that center the voices and brilliance of the most marginalized Black folx.
  • Indulge in selfies of your Black royalty.
  • Indulge in three pleasures you have postponed.
  • Join nearly 200,00 people who have taken the pledge to stand with the Movement for Black Lives.
  • Learn what you have internalized about Black lives and shift what causes harm.
  • List five ways you plan to be nurtured and taken cared of in the next 6 months.
  • Make a list of friends who nurture your Black life .
  • Make a recipe book of survival strategies that you and your community have leaned into in times of fear and violence.
  • Make a scrapbook of the legacy of Black freedom you come from.
  • Mastrubate !!!!
  • My black skin is beautiful
  • My body is a gift and I love it
  • My love and positivity brings me joy and happiness
  • My mistakes are stepping stones for success
  • My skin glows
  • People are attracted to me instantly
  • People are fond of my skin
  • People around me are supportive
  • People around me encourage me
  • People love me for who I am
  • Post a photo of your younger self, honor where you have come from and where you are headed.
  • Practice receiving compliments from folks you trust.
  • Practice saying “NO” to things and people who do not affirm Black life.
  • Read a book honoring Black herstories.
  • Read books celebrating Black transstories.
  • Recall a compliment someone offered you about your Black life, savor in it.
  • Recognize, name and transform the ways you benefit from anti-Blackness.
  • Record your voice affirming your own worth and value. Play it when you need.
  • Release an old habit that does not affirm your Blackness.
  • Schedule a friendship date with a Black person you love.
  • Send postcards to five Black friends who live in another state, affirming their Black life.
  • Stargaze and send a wish out to Black liberation for every star you see.
  • Study the legacy of Black ancestors who have cultivated their imagination to fight for Black freedom.
  • Support actions against sexual assault of Black trans women
  • Support anti-oppression practices and principles in your community.
  • Support Black cis men in taking action against sexual assault
  • Surprise a Black person you know with a gift that honors their humanity.
  • Surprise your Black co-worker with a gift honoring their resilience and resistance in the workplace.
  • Take one action today towards a dream you have for your Black life.
  • Take yourself to a sacred space and savor the solitude of silence and stillness.
  • Tell a Black person in your life that you love them and tell them why.
  • Tell a Black person in your life you love them just because they exist.
  • Thank you universe for everything
  • Things that make me different are things that make me ME.
  • Trade books about radical Black imagination with a friend.
  • Upcycle a shirt and engrave/screenprint/sharpie/sew-in a quote on it that reminds you of your Black power.
  • Use your platform and raise awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement
  • Visit and volunteer at local community garden stewarded by Black farmers.
  • Wear something that affirms your Black brilliance.
  • Write a letter to your future Black self about reminders of your resilience. Read it when you need to remember.
  • Write a letter to your inner critic, the part of you that believes in anti-Black racism. Defend your worth and your value.
  • Write a love letter to your inner Black child.
  • Write down a list of how you would like to be nurtured.
  • Write thank you cards to a Black ancestor.
  • Write thank you cards to a Black trancestor.

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