You cannot know someone if you do not know their history. Here is a glimpse into mine.
Before choosing to watch the show I saw a few fluff pieces on how this show was too negative a depiction of black women and women in general. After binge watching the series I had a stream of consciousness in regard to those fluff pieces.
A measurement of friendship based upon personal growth and development. Consider who you surround yourself with, are they draining or adding? Taking or giving? Uplifting or downplaying?