Who taught you to hate yourself?
From our curly hair to our Nubian skin
They could never put us down
Our hair sprouts into corkscrews
Spiraling out of control
As untamed and free as a bird
As free as our spirit that they could never stifle
Others may have hair that cascades like a waterfall down their backs
But our hair naturally rises
It rises to the heavens to greet our creator who impeccably made us this way
As soft as a pillow made of feathers
Our hair is like wool made from a pure lamb
Afros fuller than life, no need to straighten
Hair bigger than life and as big as our hearts
Our skin is the color of a soothing cup of hot cocoa
We burn with the intensity of a thousand flames
The backbone of a trillion nations
Strong as an ox, we never falter
Our skin is dark and lovely, no need to bleach
Who told you that your nose was too big?
Lips too plump?
Hips too wide?
Behind too big?
Gorgeous black bodies
Swimming in seas of oppression
Tell the naysayers that we deserve to be respected
Complex and intricate beings
From the soles of our feet to the tops of our heads
We are beautiful
Black is FLAWLESS