A Journey to Wakanda with a Toddler
Though this is the first of March, I ended last month thinking about my ancestors. I would not be who I am today, without them. I grew up to understand that they paved the way for me to know what I know now, to succeed in every area in life, and I will never ever forget that. Since I have now birthed a new generation, I get to see things in a new light. With each step my son takes, I begin to learn that his perspective will be totally different from mine, and I am looking forward to see how he surpasses me and how he will view the world. It was only right that I end the month of February to see the most anticipated action film of year.
Black Panther was so entertaining and also the first movie I took my son to see. Don't worry, we took him to a matinee I was equipped with bottles and snacks and whatever else I could think of to occupy him for the next 2 hours. My hubby was so afraid that we would have to leave during the middle of the movie; but looks like we made it!
Black Panther is an action film about an African super-hero character. Black Panther aka T'Challa dealt with walking in his Father's shoes learning about his Father's sins and realizing that his compassion can be powerful. Though my son is small, everything he watches will implant seeds into his mind. It will help shape him into what he thinks is possible for him.
I personally thought that it was a perfect that this movie was made at this time to show people of color in a different light. In this movie we weren't slaves, we were not being held back, or serving anyone. It was a country of people that were able to govern their country and had the power to influence the world to the positive. I could really go on and on about the intricate details of the film I encourage everyone to go see it.
As my son grows older he will watch that movie again and again I assume and possibly get the idea that he can look outside the box of what society may put him in and pursue a life where he can lead with wisdom and compassion and influence the world. I am not saying that the only way that my son will learn to succeed is through a movie, NO, but positive images help people visualize and it inspires us to dream big and change our lives for the better!