These are just a few instances that have occurred over the years in regards to my complexion. When I shared them with a guy I had dated more recently in my adulthood, (before making him sit through the hour-long documentary “Dark Girls”), his response was to brush off my concerns as being immature nonsense that happens while growing up. “Then why are there rarely strong, beautiful, darker skin women portrayed in our media? Why is the typical light skin woman the one on the videos or in the BET (Black Entertainment Television) rom com?” To that, he had no response. Because he knew. Our people are still ashamed.
I am my ancestors’ wildest dream. I’m the writer for those who couldn’t read, The voice for those who couldn’t speak, I dance for justice and fight for peace, I am free. But only due to their bravery. The men and women who went before, And paved a road of liberty. Laced with sacrifice, and… Continue reading In Honor of Juneteenth. (Poem)
I’ve been watching “slave” shows lately. One of them was “Underground” and it was really good. Though I really appreciated the character development, storyline and creative writing it entailed I was let down by the lack of spirituality. There seemed to be no characters with really deep relationships with Christ. I think it has to do with… Continue reading Soldiers Need To Be Made