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  • Writer's pictureAlli Myatt

Day 20 of #29LoveLettersToBlackWomen: Tina Turner

Tina Turner embodied freedom. I recently went to the musical that chronicled her life, and it reminded me of how inspiring her life was. Tina Turner showed us examples of reclaiming freedom throughout her life.

Tina Turner has so many freedom stories. She escaped an abusive marriage. She reclaimed her name so she could rebuild her career. When she found American audiences didn't recognize her brilliance, Tina remade her career in Europe, where she felt she was more celebrated. Racism and misogynoir held her back in the US, but similar to artists like Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, Tina Turner relocated to Europe where she found she could build a life where she could thrive.

Tina Turner was, simply, one of the best. And I'm glad she found places where she could be recognized for that.

This #BlackHistoryMonth, I'm celebrating 29 Black women who have influenced me through the ways they pursue their own liberation. Black women's work is often unrecognized and not cited, and this month I'm determined to pass out a few flowers to Black women. #Day20 #29LoveLettersToBlackWomen #GiveBlackWomenTheirFlowers

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