What It's Like To Be a Mixed Girl (for those of you who aren't)
First of all, it's feeling like you fit in and then one day
someone different appears in the mirror.
It's having the complexion of one race and the hair of another.
It's wondering where you belong,
are you white or are you black?
It's struggling to become
more like one race when you know the other will never go away.
It's praying to God
that there is someone just like you and
rejoicing when you find them.
It's craving the approval of both ethnicities but wanting only to be one
It's trying to dress like all the other pretty white girls, but it's not the same.
It's desperately desiring straight hair that follows commands.
It's suffering the mass amounts of gel,
the tugging and the pulling and the pain
just to put your hair up.
It's wondering what your children will look like
and if they will suffer as you did.
It's finally realizing that who you are
is a mixed girl who can be whatever she pleases.