I am Melanin
I do, and why is that such a bad thing?
My hair is kinky; my nose is big.
I no longer wish to wear extensions,
nor do I wish to continue to contour my nose to make its width equivalent to that of a twig’s.
I do, and it’s not a bad thing at all.
My hips are wide, and I have a huge butt.
I was once ridiculed for it, but now it’s a piece of anatomy that’s glorified,
and most women who desire one are willing to go under the knife and get cut.
I do; so what?
My name is Eddisha, and it’s not a name you hear every day.
However, I embrace it in all of its uniqueness, and I refuse to go by another on a resume.
I do, and I love it!
I have beautiful, deep brown skin, and full lips.
I had to learn to appreciate my features in a world that
told me dark was ugly and light was hip.
I do, and I’m proud!
Yes my hair is kinky—it’s crazy, sexy, and wild!
Duhh! I know my nose is big—it’s one of the many beautiful features on my face.
Oh, and I’m sure you noticed, but yes I have a huge butt.
I like to consider it a blessing rather than a disgrace.
Yeah, I’m Eddisha; cool name right?
I love my name like a fashionista loves her favorite pair of stilettos.
Even though, Raven Symone wouldn’t hire me because to her my name would sound “ghetto”.
My skin is chocolate, and I have a nice pair of kissers.
I no longer care if you stare at me, and I ignore your obvious whispers.
I have melanin, and it’s so beautiful!
I couldn’t imagine being a color more suitable!