Dear Black Girl,
Do you know how powerful you are? Sure the world doesn’t seem to want to notice, but it notices. Sure you
don’t often see yourself on the cover of the fashion magazines, or in the lead roles for blockbuster movies, but you see influences of your beauty everywhere and that’s powerful. For evidence, look in the mirror.
Do you realize how resilient you are? Sure, it seems like outside influences of society and life in general weigh on you without reprieve, but you always find a way to forge ahead, even stronger than you were before. Never playing the victim, only reaching inside and making contact with that…thing. That thing makes you you. Yep. It’s still there and it’s not going anywhere. For evidence, look in the mirror.
Do you understand how beautiful you are? Sure, there may have been a time when someone attempted to make you feel bad about Mother Nature’s decision to color you dark. Mother even designed your hair in tangles. But there are no mistakes. Your skin glides across your form with the silkiness of the finest chocolate and check back in 20 years. Only one thing will have changed: You will have only become more radiant and that’s beautiful. For evidence, look in the mirror.
Look in the mirror, black girl. Fall in love with the person you are.
Shared with Love,
PS – You are “bad” in the greatest sense of the word!