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Do you think we can become united, or is the issue of colourism stopping us from becoming united?

Is colourism still stopping us from coming together?

You would think as part of Generation Z that this topic wouldn’t need to be discussed. Still, Colourism is something which many black girls experience.

I’ve spent years trying to understand what was wrong with me:

  • Am I intimidating?
  • Do I have something on my face?
  • Am I too quiet?
  • Is it because of my dark complexion?

Yes, you’ve heard that right. I wondered if it was because of my dark complexion.

According to Harvard University, they found that teens ‘experience colourism at school, in criminal justice, at work and in the media.’

We have grown up in a society…


I knew that I would face discrimination as a Black woman, but not as an introvert

‘I knew that I would face discrimination as a Black Woman, but not as an Introvert.’

For years I had been told that I was ‘weird’ and ‘quiet.’

I didn’t fit into the stereotypical image of a black woman, which was ‘loud, sassy and bossy,’ but when I became an adult, I believed that this was a phase in my life I could forget about.

I knew that I would face discrimination as a black woman, but I didn’t think I would face discrimination as an introvert too.

It wasn’t until I was earning a wage when I continuously faced…


Although it may empower to hear these words, the ‘Strong Black Woman’ stereotype is affecting every black woman- young or old

A fearless black woman.

After reading Shirley McLellan’s post on the ‘Strong Black Woman’ stereotype, she inspired me to talk more about the issue surrounding the ‘Strong Black Woman’ stereotype, and how it limits us from being vulnerable and emotional.

In her Huffington Post article, she expressed her feeling about the misconceptions of being referred to as a ‘Strong Black Woman.’ It’s a must-read for you after this post.

As a black woman, you would have been described with the following words — ‘strong, independent, fierce and sassy.’

Although it may empower to hear these words, the ‘Strong Black Woman’ stereotype is affecting every…


“I thought that it would be easy.” A customer says as I try not to show despise through my friendly smile.

I wanted to talk to you about a topic which has been bothering me for a while, but instead of just talking about this one topic, I wanted to share a collection of things which working in retail has taught me.

Retail is not easy

As you may have seen above, a customer said that to me in my first month of working.

It’s everyone’s assumption that retail is an easy job sector, but this assumption is far from being true.

Although it…

Kyra

I write personal essays on topics which must be talked more about.

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