I am a misunderstood individual
I am a human with many flaws
I am a person with good intentions
I am an American, teenage girl
I am nothing more and nothing less of the average female
who is never expected to handle challenges
I am your typical "BLACK" girl
I am told I can't do this and I will never do that
but as far as I am concerned, I am unstoppable
I am envied
I am despised
I am hated due to my accomplishments
but being knocked down helps build me up
I am "ugly"
I am "too skinny"
I am "too short" and my forehead is huge
but i see all of these insults as compliments
call me dulsional, but I am beautiful.
I am who I am
and who I am is Lauren Kerseea Collins
I am your future orthodontist
I am nothing like the next girl
I am determined to follow my African American Leaders
for I am NOT your stereotyped Black girl
I can do whatever I set my mind to and I can be who I want to be
No one will ever tell me different .
I am me and that's all that I can be !