I’m Tired Of Being a Strong Black Woman

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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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Published by singsongblackbird

I am a young African-American professional who loves to read, engage in intellectually stimulating conversation, and is led by God. Learning is a gateway and opens doors I can never imagine every single day and grateful for what God teaches me. Some lessons are painful and some come easy; I'm just glad I'm alive to experience them. I am also a southern girl with southern charm and I've been told I'm funny too! Follow my blog means following my thoughts and I appreciate you for staying along and sharing my journey!

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