“Black Joy is not found in the absence of pain and suffering. It exists through it.”
While we often view Joy through a lens of loud celebration, it is important to note that Black Joy goes beyond expressing what we typically associate with the word “Joy”. Black Joy celebrates the vibrancy of Blackness, but it also holds space for Black people to simply be themselves and form a sense of community. The space that Black Joy creates is critical to resisting systems that devalue their presence.
Watch this video to learn about the importance of Black Joy in our society, how it acts as a form of resistance and its significance for Black youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Check out the full blog on the Homeless Hub to learn more.