As in /ˈfam(ə)lē/.
As in “all the descendants of a common ancestor”.
My goal is clear. To share and promote art. literature, and culture that tailor towards the elevation and confidence of black women. My hope is that these same things will be shared with me in return. My dream is that, together, we will be able to discover passionately and keep carefully the treasure that is being a black woman. That we will celebrate our uniqueness and hold fast to one another during our struggles.
This site is called treasure (ˈtreZ-Hər/) because that is what we are. We are, by its very definition, “valuable”, “jewels”, “gems”, “precious”. Yet, due to our turbulent history that has tried to strip every ounce of our worth, we are in the on going process of being discovered. And more than discovered, cultivated and preserved! Making us the very essence treasure. Our black womanhood as something to “cherish”, “hold dear”, “value greatly”, “love”, and “be devoted to.” – all of which is listed in the definition of treasure.
This blog will be far from perfect. I will fail in representing and expressing the black women’s voice because we are all so unique and different. But I will not let the fear of failure be a hindrance any longer. If what I portray and showcase on this site is aid to but one- that is enough.