Star of Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood, Moniece Slaughter, has created a reputation for herself as an uninhibited and unapologetic voice of reason on the set of the popular reality series. However, surprisingly, some of the wisest words she’s ever heard come from her grandma, a woman who endured the civil rights movement.
In a post from the reality star, Moniece shared several videos of her mee-maw talking candidly about life. In fact, you could even assume that she picked up her brash style of conversation from her grandmother.
In several of the posts, which you can see below, Moniece shared a few monologues from her grandma who dished on her struggles during the 1960’s and 1970’s, a time in United States history where blacks were still clamoring for their rights.
From water fountains designated for white people to bathrooms only for blacks, Slaughter’s grandma touched on several pertinent issues.
In one of the posts, she said, “I just said, ‘Did you have some of that colored water over there? Ooh, it was nasty. I’d rather have this water. This is white water? This is good. Try it!'”
There’s no doubt that it takes a strength of character to endure such a difficult time in American history, so one could only assume that such a woman “doesn’t need a man” to get through life’s setbacks.
In fact, her grandma said, “I don’t need a man to complete me. I am complete all by myself.” Additionally, her mee-maw said she wants to be in total control of everything in her life and how she goes about it. And that, ladies and gentleman, is the real definition of ’empowerment.’