Friday, March 19, 2010

I know I'm beautiful :)

I know many of my readers don't rock natural hair but I thought you'd like to read this article. I'm one of those ladies that feel black and proud relaxed or natural. I can't hide my blackness, don't wanna hide it, def don't need to prove it :) and there's nothing on me that needs enhancement (the way I rock my body and hair is a choice). I don't always have good days but I know and have been told by my mother that I am beautiful just the way I am. She's never steered me wrong before, so I believe her. Every child needs that.

Please, read the open letter to black women published in the Miami Herald by Leonard Pitts, Jr back in October 2009.

I've included here an excerpt which includes my fav part:

"So go on, sister, do what you do. I ain't mad at'cha. But neither am I fooled by your chemicals and weaves.

I am your brother, your father, your husband and your son. I've seen you in church with big hats on, giving children the evil eye. And at the jail on visiting day, shoring up that wayward man. And at the bus stop in the rain on your way to work. And at the dining table with pen and paper, working miracles of money. When I was a baby, you nursed me, when we were children, I chased you through the house; when we were dating, I missed half the movie, stealing sugar from you. I saw you born; I took you to your prom; I glowed with pride when you went off to school. I have married you and buried you. I love your smile. A million times, you took my breath away.

You are the rock and salvation of our people, the faith that remains when all hope is gone. So if it's about the need to be beautiful, maybe it's time somebody told you:

You already are. You always were."

Let me know what you think.


  1. What a beautiful poem, it brought a tear to me eye :o)


  2. Thanks for sharing. This entire article was a great read. I loved it. Especially the last two short sentences. Beautiful!

  3. I liked it too ladies. Thanks for going there and reading.