Yes, you read it right. Black girls are good girls. Black women are good women. Yes, I made a general statement about us because it’s true and we are more than good.
I know there are messy, conniving, drama filled, evil women who happen to be black, but I am not talking about them. I am talking to them because we are all capable to do wrong. However, the good that I speak of isn’t the goodie-goodie, do no wrong, or holy girl you might be thinking of because only God is the true meaning of being good. Which all good gifts come from Him and that definitely would include us.
You are probably the type of black girl or woman, that never really care to be a part of the crowd. You might be like me, eccentric and always will be. I am more than okay with this and I recommend that you practice saying “I’m more than okay with this” because words have power over your life. Even though you may deal with name calling, bullying, and total exclusion; learn to be more than okay with yourself. Learning to be okay with yourself will be rewarding continually in various ways. Possibly, because being yourself and odd can keep so many “anti-you” things away from you. Some “anti-you” things might make it past the gate to give you stress because that is life. Either way, we are taken care of and we are loved greatly.
We struggle a lot; we’ve seen a lot, but we are always taken care of. In acknowledging that, it may help us to look for and appreciate the good things about ourselves and then show the same mercy and kindness to all others around us. Whatever was thought to be bad or wrong about us for most is a blessing for us and others.
We are the black girls and women who radiate peace, understanding, unconditional love, and don’t allow their circumstances to hide their light. We speak up and cause trouble for the underdog because we know what it’s like to be the underdog. We are the ones that prove the world wrong just by being ourselves and making strides toward our goals, the kind of goals that we “aren’t supposed” to have.
We are the type that hate to see the world suffer, but are willing to risk the world mocking us just to attempt help another sister or brother. We are chubby, fat, toned, thick, cute, sexy, well fed and well taken care of by our heavenly father in various ways. Therefore, our melanin pops hard and the curves in our hips and thighs exist to bear the life that is ours to carry and reproduce.
We are powerful, resilient, competent, adequate, intelligent, and strong. We feel pain, fear, uncertainty, and discouragement.
We are ourselves from the top to bottom, inside and out. Quite frankly my dear that is a very good thing and then some.