In the last few years within my social media circles, I’ve noticed a lot of promotion of positive images of black people. I mean, I also joined a bunch of groups like this a few years ago when I got sick of hearing bad news on my Facebook algorithms all the time. When I wrote […]
4. Exposure If you grew up with a bunch of people from other cultures it could be easy to assume because of overexposure that you know everything about them and their experiences. But do you really? Have you ever asked them about how they feel about specific comments that people make or racist things that […]
As a black person I’ve never wanted or expected people to un-see my colour to somehow help me feel more secure or welcomed as a black person. I am a proud black woman. By all means, see my colour and see my culture. Just don’t make negative assumptions about me based on my colour.
I started a new book the other day called Caucasia. I was only a few pages in when a line hit me. One of the main characters was reminiscing about a turbulent time when racial tensions were high and quoted this chant “A fight, a fight a nigga and a white” That line had me pause for […]
I cut my hair without really knowing what to expect. Back when I first went natural I only had kindergarten pictures to remind me of what my hair looked like before it had been chemically straightened at age six. I saw pictures of what looked like a wispy soft fro pulled into tight puffs. The […]