Black Girls, Brown Girls, Dark Girls,
We come in all flavors.
Some are in shades of Black, Brown,
Caramel, Red, and Yellow.
Some are tall, short, round,
thick, thin, and curvy.
We are intellectual, musical,
inspirational, sensational, and motivational.
We are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, teachers,
pastors, writers, artists, leaders, executives,
administrators, friends, wives, doctors, lawyers,
scientists, entertainers, athletes, CEOs,
Congresswomen, and even the First Lady.
Some of us have been hurt, rejected, segregated,
despised, hated, loved, celebrated,
liberated, married, divorced, manipulated,
encouraged, and discouraged.
Some have failed, been to jailed,
burned, killed, raped, mutilated, humiliated,
demonstrated, birthed nations,
and raised other folks babies.
We have long hair, short hair, curly hair,
nappy hair, kinky hair, wavy, and weaves.
Some are sometimes happy, sad, excited, delighted,
belligerent, diligent, militant, anxious,
suspicious, malicious, meticulous, ridiculous,
talented, creative, successful, classy,
sassy, talkative, sensitive, insensitive,
sensual, sexy, spiritual, holistic, charismatic,
charming, and gracious.
But, all of us know the experience