“We got a lot of grown males that are walking around… wearing the uniform of a man. [Understand] the only thing you need to be a male is a penis and a pulse… In order to be a man, you gotta have purpose and precision.” — Dondre’ Whitfield.
These intro words of wisdom left the crowd scurrying for their notebooks and pens at the 2019 Black Love Summit panel Dating For Depth, featuring wellness expert Christina Rice, actor Dondré Whitefield, and singer Erica Campbell, and moderated by BlackLove.com president Jasmine Nicole.
But the ladies of the panel knew that “purpose and precision” was not only the duty of the men, and as the panelist went deep into their own journeys to finding love — self-reflection, self-care, and taking responsibility for cleaning up their own side of the street took center stage.
All the speakers provided a fresh perspective on doing your own work, investing in yourself, and building up your self-love credit. The overwhelming consensus: it takes courage and it takes honest self-evaluation.