With everything going on in today’s society and the balance of equality among genders slowly but surely beginning to level out as us women become less and less tolerant of being undervalued, unity among Black women has never been a more critical factor than it is right now.
While it’s undoubtedly true that all women in general need to stick together to continue our forward progress, women of color know all too well the feeling of our voices getting lost and our individual influences being overlooked in the midst of strides being made for the greater good of our gender.
For this reason, the importance of sisterhood within the African-American community is a topic that must continue to be revisited as often as possible, and veteran actress Essence Atkins made sure to speak on that very thing while demonstrating an extraordinary act of kindness during a recent event to promote her new play “Things Your Man Won’t Do.”
A Facebook user shared this video footage of Essence in action as she unexpectedly got down on her knees to wash the feet of a fellow Black woman to show her some love, appreciation and support.
Watch the inspiring video for yourself below.
Essence has been known to publicly support her fellow women of color in and outside of Hollywood on many occasions throughout her career, but we’d say this one just about takes the cake. What a remarkable show of selflessness and genuine love!