Who inspires you?
My mother My daughter
"Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.
I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.
[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar."
I need a birthday outfit to put together lol
Birthday plans are coming along…
This makes me happy ^___^!!
I love it.
Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about you publicly and then send this to 10 of your favorite followers 😘
1. I’m a Lyft driver in my free time
2. I enjoy watching the city on Friday nights; not going anywhere in particular. I just love taking walks around the city.
3. I’m in love with Owls; favorite animal.
4. Favorite flower is a Sunflower.
5. I have 3 get away spots in the city that I take NO ONE to, not even Selah lol
You inspire me.
You know who you are.
Attackers Abduct 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls
Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno state, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to lorries.
Parents told the BBC’s Hausa service that at least 200 girls had been abducted. The attackers are thought to be from the Islamist group, Boko Haram.