Since this is the month of Black History, and I am indeed a Black Woman. I had something on my heart I wanted to share. While I was in school I learned there were different struggles that happened in different parts of the world. Since I am here, a U.S. Citizen things are different here.
I have read of various women like Madame C.J. Walker, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson so many powerful women who have beat the odds to win. Years ago I had a talk with a friend who asked me, who do I think has it harder? Black women or Black Men? Keep in mind this is me at 18 yrs old. I said, Men are looked at as the head of the house, they must work but get a certain amount of a pat here and there. Black Men do have to jump through hoops but there is the fact he’s still a man.
Women are looked at as the homemakers, some men think women should be barefoot and pregnant. So put Black on there and there are multiple levels that she must go through in order to make it. It interesting that I thought that at 18. After all these years, I still feel that being a Black Woman is hard but with everything we are dealt we can rise above and make it better for the next person.
I have my role to help make this world a better place. It’s not important what race or gender you are. We all need to ban together to help others. I was watching The Color Purple the other day, and Mrs Celies story is so wow. She went through alot but she rose above that.
For me, there are people who look at me and see nothing. They believe I will be nothing. They count me our before even knowing me. So, I must decide who I will be and do it. Nothing against other heritages but I’m glad I’m a Black Woman. There is a flower that grows in the dirtiest waters but it’s the most beautiful flower,it is far away from the sun but sooner or later it reaches the sun, it’s called a lotus flower.
So many Black Women like my Mom, Grandma, have gone before me. Millions of women, I have no choice but to be great. In order to succeed you have to push. Not everyone is going to believe in you, but is that really your problem? You believe in yourself and the people that are for you will come. I believe in you!