'beautiful black woman' 'myself ' 'being me' 'confident' acceptance 'identity'
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What's the point in being black if I have to hide it like a disease? If I wear my vocabulary like a fac
What's racing through my veins is the blood of my ancestors. They offer me gifts of innovation and storytelling. Drum vibration causing me to stand with my voice. Change is coming panic in fear my lord promised I am blessed.
She’s THAT Black girl The one trapped in the borderlands of what it means to be Black and Woman Her hypervisibility causes her to remain unseen And her experiences leave her in between, her story left unheard
When I saw the flower, it had already been picked I saw its roots Dark and full and filled with dust Yet still visible I saw its stem
You simply are not black enough That's what the masses say Although black is what I see in the mirror everyday Handshakes, dance trends, neck rolls too But without all that, I'm still just like you
To the Person I was I was self-hating, self absorbed I was a follower I was shy I was quiet I was invisible To the Pearson I am now I am curious I am outspoken I am socially aware I am not sleeping anymore I am the black girl with the fist up The