The Fire In Me

“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”

gets me every time…not just for the affirmation of self-worth, but also because she is speaking words of power as a woman of color to a privileged white child whose own mother cannot see her beyond her physical appearance. You see, this story just breaks it all down. Our lives are all the same when it comes down to matters of love and acceptance, and yet our backgrounds create the contextual realities that those affairs play out in.

“I live for the fire that burns in me while doing the things I believe in.”

That quote captures the essence of who I am. I believe firmly that when you know better, you do better-and that once you have seen and had your heart and mind opened to the other side of things, there is no turning back.

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