Confused as to what has affected you more, your gender or your background. The black women, who’s passion and dedication runs even deeper than her melanin. Known to be so defensive and so angry, but shit you’re allowed to be defensive, angry, tired because your nourishment goes unnoticed, your strength and determination goes unseen. I appreciate you. Salute to the beautiful black women who don’t need anyone and always find a way to get it all done on her own. The biggest support system. The greatest creation. The strongest being. The most beautiful unnoticed person. As a whole you’re everything this world needs but hardly anything this world wants. Continue to be the lifeline, encouragement and rib of all, one day, either near or far, you will be praised rightfully. – Alexis Mejia
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