“They saw themselves as others had seen them. They had been formed by the images made of them by those who had had the deepest necessity to despise them.” – James Baldwin
Malcolm X once said “we have to see each other with new eyes” and this wisdom rings true in today’s Soul Food from the great James Baldwin. We all have to stop seeing ourselves through the perceptions of other people and through the opinions of those around us. No one can define who you are. You paint your own self-portrait and you decide who you are is who you want to be. Commit to yourselves today that you will not be defined by someone else’s image of you and that you will not place your own perceptions on to others. We all have to learn to see each other with “new eyes”.