me in all my blackity blackness (author)

I’m proud to be a black woman. I love who I am and I understand the rich history of how I came to be.

I’m ashamed to be a black woman. I understand the stereotypes and the implicit biases that follow me and my name wherever I go.

I’m not ashamed to be myself and I’m proud to be black but when you couple my blackness with my womanhood, I cringe. I know that once the two are discussed in conjunction with each other, I have suddenly become a little less human and…