LifeWithKaishon asked, "What do you enjoy most about being a black woman?"
This may sound totally ridiculous but I love the color of my skin. I love that in the summertime, I turn a darker shade of brown. I love that as a Black woman, beauty comes in all hues. I admit that there are times when I stand out in a crowd, if I'm the only black person around but I don't view it as a negative but a positive. I hope that what I emulate is a confident, friendly, well rounded lady who doesn't mind joining in. I'm proud of my heritage. I have Native American Indian on both sides of my family, German, Irish, and Jamaican, to name a few. I don't mind at all being a part of this huge melting pot.
"What preconcieved ideas do you think many people have about black women?"
I'm not really sure what preconceived ideas there are but I know what I am not:
I'm not an angry Black woman.
I don't have a problem with White women dating Black men (or vice versa).
I am not a loud woman that seeks out drama.
I wasn't brought up in a dysfunctional home.
I don't use slang (unless I'm just kidding around with those that I'm closest too.)
I don't wear a weave nor do I hate my hair.
I've never slept around. In fact, my ex husband was my first. Both of my kids have the same baby daddy AND we were married when we had the both of them.
I've never been on welfare. No matter how tough times can be, God always comes through for me.
I hate movies that stereotype Black as being dysfunctional, drug addicts, abusive and crooks.
What I do know is that Black women are educated, resourceful, fun loving and like any other mom and/or wife, want the best for their families. They can find a sister friend in their own family or one that they've adopted on their own and it doesn't matter what color their skin is. They take care of their own and if there's a family member in need, you will find them there. Black women won't sugar coat it..if it needs to be said, it will be said.
Oh, and I forgot one more thing. Grits. Black women won't hesitate to boil a pot of grits when their man needs reminding that he should be respectful. (Just kidding...but it is something good to know.)
Thanks for asking questions that made me really stop and think.
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