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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?

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‘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…

A fearless black woman.
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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…

“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…


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

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