I cannot call myself a feminist. The reason why was not an easy or quick revelation for me, but I can remember exactly how it happened.
I am often approached by people who are curious to know what I am. If I were to use sarcasm, as I am apt to do, I would reply "I'm human," but I know that is not what is meant when people inquire about my pedigree. Throughout the years, I have experienced several negative encounters … Continue reading Not Just a “Black” Girl: How Personal Identity Should Be More than Race
I consider myself a mutt. That is not the most politically correct of terms, but it gets my point across. I'm black and Puerto Rican, yet I do not look like either. I look like an “other.” Because of my long, blackish hair and sienna skin tone with slight olive hue, many people think I … Continue reading Poor Little “Black” Girl (Excerpt)