I know it happens, and I know I’ve been affected by it, but I’ve never been one to feel disenfranchised by being a woman or being black. I just won’t allow myself to feel that way. If someone doesn’t believe I’m good enough because of my race or gender, it doesn’t affect me. Because I know I’m good enough. And one way or another whatever I want to achieve I will, because it’s in my control.
I never call myself an activist or feminist, I’m not a fan of labels. But if I had to label myself I guess I would say I’m a peoplist. I believe in people, I believe if we as individuals believe in ourselves there’s nothing we can’t do. Blaming someone else for your misfortune is the easy way out. I’m not saying it’s not harder as a woman and as a woman of color even harder, Lord knows it is, but it’s also not impossible.
At the end of the day, because it didn’t come easy to you, you will work harder and in the end it will be harder to lose once you get it. The best part is the more we overcome, the easier we make it for the people behind us.
So yes I believe in awareness, I believe in standing up for what’s right, I believe in speaking out against injustice, but I believe it all starts by bettering yourself and not letting the injustice stop you so you can really make a difference for the cause. That’s true Girl Power.
In the words of Beyonce, “The best revenge is your paper”