Anyone that knows me knows that I love and appreciate my blackness in all sense of the word. Black women are beautiful, smart, audacious, go getters and more. We, however, have to endure a very negative view of ourselves due to society telling us over and over again that we are otherwise. That we are not quite enough, but enough to imitate. You know, the Kylie and the Kims have taken the very thing that makes black women extremely unique and beautiful and making it “popular” than any black women could without being ridiculed for her curvaceous body, unique hair, and all around magic.
Sometimes it seems like the world has gone mad. Between a terrifying presidential race, heartbreaking stories of systemic racism and police brutality, and daily acts of violence against women and girls, it can all seem too overwhelming. In moments like this, some of us ask ourselves “What can I do?” “How can I make a difference?” “Does it even matter?”