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In Lizzo’s platinum single, “Truth Hurts”, the opening line states, “Why men great ‘til they gotta be great?’. Although that is a different topic, for a different post, I have a question for women. Why as a black woman do people ASSUME that I am always the strong one, and that I am ALWAYS on point?
The truth really does hurt. Sometimes I am a hot mess.
I am tired of being strong, and I am tired of carrying the weight of the world along with the baggage of others. Not too long ago, I literally had somebody approach me and say, “I know you’re under a lot of pressure and personal strain, but can I have ____?” REALLY? My godmother used to always tell me about people in life who act as graveyards. They take, take, take and never give anything but sorrow and hollow memories. Self-care is not…
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