I see as times change so does our image and the pride we use to once hold. I see young women now a days just throwing their innocents away cause they know not of their beauty and worth. My strong Black sister's we hold the struggle to the world and the key to the future don't let it slip away. We are the works that keep our brothers strong and the hope of the future leaders and that we birth to life. We are the very backbones of strength and courage we have roots that stretch further then any man can see. We are the tears that soiled the earth, the smile that out shines the sun, and the skin tone baby every women wants!
A Strong women by the name of Maya Angelou once said " I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition -- about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive." We as Black women embody this very quote we have survived and endured throughout the years. Single mother raising their children on their own, and work two or three jobs just to make ends meet and put food on the table. My strong sister raised without her father but yet chose to pursue school and career over empty love that wasn't given by daddy.
Behind every strong man is a black women, in some shape or form we are there and stand beside him or behind him. President Barack Obama is the prime example with his wife Michelle Obama who understood that her man had a dream. She understood that it would be hard and at times painful but she stood tall, and she stood by him now he is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. She is the type of women that screams out what beauty and intelligence is and can be in a women. She once said "You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. We just weren't raised that way. " She is right and we weren't raised to hide or to be scared of a challenge but to face it and be bold though it.
Another great women once said " And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read." She was right we are the dreams of tomorrow that our mothers, grandmothers, and their mothers never would have seen. Were in movies where we are the stars and not the maids and where we can demand bigger positions on our jobs. Hell were the boss now a days we own half these company and are on the fortune 500 list! Alice Walker had a point her words now more then ever are coming true more and more everyday.
Another great and powerful women once said "I don't think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good." Her name is Oprah Winfrey and you see her everyday on television and you see all the good she has done, and doors she has opened. She came from very humbled beginnings and look at her now and what she has become. So ladies no matter what you have done or where you come from we have great inside all of us we just have to tap into our greatness. The biggest crime we commit is to deny our souls life through our dreams and accomplishments.
By: Geneva Relf