Forever silenced and
Passed off as crazy.
According to society,
We don’t have the right to feel beautiful…
Our beauty and our intelligence are unrecognisable.
Forever focused on what we lack.
And never what we have.
The world has denied us of our beauty and turned it into a multi billion dollar industry.
Relaxer, Extentions, Perms and Skin lightening lotions.
Which have caused more harm than good.
Stipped off her complexion, natural kink and hairline!
Need I say more?
“Less black” is perceived more classy.
Media publications, are too scared to lose the “white standard of beauty”.
Effortlessly disclose the origins of the hair they place above their own.
But unable to tell you the texture of their own hair.
Expressing how they hate the feel of their own hair growing.
Like those natural curls are something to be ashamed of.
Never taught to love themselves for who we are.
Never taught to accept us for who we are.
Taught to compete amongst each other.
And feel inferior to woman of other colours.
Too busy tearing each other down.
Not realizing how much stronger we are in numbers.
It’s acceptable for white women to embrace their sexuality,
But God forbid a black women do the same, or else she’s a hoe.
They have turned their back on us
I am both Black and a woman, I get combination slurs thrown at me
I’m not just a Nigger or a bitch to people.I am both and they do not hesitate to tell me so.
I don’t get a break. Ever. I have to fight for my womanhood, my Blackness, my humanity daily.
I don’t get the “luxury” of choosing just one. I am both. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Now and forever
And you know what? I don’t want to choose. I’ll never choose. You can never force me to choose.
My Blackness and my womanhood are both equally important to me and I will fight for both of them until the day I die.