All my life, I've always been told by random ass people what I can and can not do, whats appropriate and whats not appropriate for an African American black woman. Because of my style, my carefree attitude and my ethnicity I'm "suppose" to be restricted of a hella shit. Well, it is because of my style, my attitude and my ethnicity, that I've broken down every box "they" try to put me in. My parents ain't raise no fool, I was taught to NEVER let anyone stop me from doing what I wanted to know. I may be a whole lot, but I'm especially an intellect, educator, activist and womanist. Black women will always have to fight for what they want; we'll always have to work 5x harder than our counterparts, but we were made for this. We're invincible, phenomenal and magical.
My friend sent me this video and it literally touched my heart. As a Black woman in America I can definitely identify with both issues; on race and on sex. 152 years since the Emancipation Proclamation, 145 years since congress passed the 15th amendment giving black men the right to vote, 95 years since the 19th amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote, 51 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and yet here we are in 2015 speaking on the injustice that continues to infect and shape our lives.