What! I said this four years ago, Mr. Facebook algorithm?
Hmpf, it's actually the story of my life.
One has to gear up for racism every m-f*@#ing day. The affirmations are all day every day from sunup until sundown. "I Am somebody."
At daybreak, Once you've tied your shoe laces, gathered your car keys and your purse, and shut the door of your house, the affirmation to self is "I will not be burdened by somebody else's insecurities or fears. I will love me in the skin I'm in AND I will live a life of liberty, inner peace, and joy while pursuing happiness...until. Well until tomorrow.
In between you listen to Nina Simone, eat collard greens and hoppin john, get gas, et cetera, et cetera. Que sera sera. Whatever will be, will Be.
The next day the conversations and affirmations to self are on repeat until it is second nature.
These days I'm just arrogant with my freedom and equality. I 'ackuhfool' with it.
I don't ask for it. I walk through forests, on the beach, in the supermarket, at the bank, at the restaurant, in the post office, at the park just like a first-class free person.
'Freedom and equality' is my birthright.
I just do it.
I just live it.
It's twenty twenty.
Be who you're supposed to be.~Lauryn Hill
Livin my life like it's golden. Golden. Golden. ~Jill Scott