"I'm the product of a biracial relationship...the average Trinbagonian enjoys the freedom of being able to celebrate every aspect of our multiracial/multi-reglious culture in peace. #lovehumanity"
"Being light skinned, I think people tend to point out my "lack of blackness" as a good thing. As if I don't want to identify with it and that bothers me. I can't ever think of a time where I felt ashamed to be black. As a matter of fact, being black is one of my favorite things about being me."
"Over the years I've learned that regardless of how I look, I know where I come from, and I know who I am. Those are things that come from within and don't reflect the way people believe you should act based on the color of your skin."
"My Dear Sisters,
Just be. I implore you to be as you were designed (by God) to be."
"I hope that we will be able to teach kids to love the way God made them and to have a genuine appreciation for diversity. Now I love being biracial! And I'm glad I have passed that on to my children! Diversity is truly one of God's greatest blessings!"
"As I get older older, I know that I have to choose to be happy and love who I am because no one is gonna love you better than you can. Putting out love forever and always."
"I have faith in a God who is bigger than all of that, so I choose to forgive the past. As a culture, we must choose to forgive, every single day, at every opportunity. It's the only way we will ever truly rise. "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."-MLK Jr."
"I've learned (and I am learning) to embrace my dark skin and to know that every shade of black is beautiful and that my skin doesn't define me, my character, or my beauty. I am more than just my skin."
"I have no specific stereotypes to overcome and can reach people with Christ's love in a way very few can... People cannot assume much about me... They have to get to know me. I like that :) My heritage is unique and I embrace it wholeheartedly. It's taught me that every nationality is beautiful, if you take the time to look."
"I want other black girls to not feel like they are inferior and can't handle the work load, because with a clear VISION in mind, anything is achievable. Diversity is needed in medicine, and I'm happy to be one of the people who are changing the face of American medicine"
"I want people to remember me as a dedicated ARTIST but more importantly as a gracious PERSON. I believe that in order to LEAVE a legacy you have to LIVE it everyday."
"I love my hair now, and I wouldn't ever trade it. This is just one part of my journey in becoming fully confident in who God made me to be. Love and celebrate what's unique about you instead of covering it up or changing it!"
"Someone once told me that...People throw rocks at things that shine✨. I'm never going to let people in our time now, ever tell me that I'm not good enough as I am. This is me, it's all I've got, I am the new race."
"I found that IT IS OKAY. It is okay to love yourself with no boundaries, to hope with no limits & to BE KIND - no matter what. By the love of Christ and women like YOU - you who aren't ashamed and have learned to deal, cry, stand up, smile, & fight back your stereotypes with humility & grace."
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT
This verse means so much 😇🙏🏾"
"Believing what God says about me affects the way I see myself, others and life in general. I can't help but to try and do better for myself because living... real living is so far beyond what we're actually doing."
"My identity is not in the color of my skin or the way I talk or the way I dress but in my character and the way I walk. I am a bold, proud Black Woman loved by God and taught a strong mother and grandmother to be confident, but not rude and to hold my head up even when it wasn't the norm in the 60s, especially in the south."
"I believe one of the reasons I live my life with a guarded heart toward people is even though I was conceived out of love, the early heart break of "you're not wanted" for no other reason than you're half-black, is a burden I carry.
Fifty years later and sometimes I have to remind myself that I am enough. My Heavenly Father has proven that he is enough."
"I felt that I needed to try and find ways to "blend in" and obscure my differences so that people would look beyond my skin color and see "the real me". On the contrary, my skin color is exactly what God intended when He created me."
"A lot of people ask me about my ethnicity. Every single person that asks me automatically claims that I'm Ethiopian. EVERY TIME! It's so weird but I embraced it and am now on a search to expose some of my heritage, if possible, to really find out if there is any truth to these peoples' observations."
"I was taught what life would be like for me if I had been born a couple centuries back, with being a product of black and white love. It would have been pretty tough. I greatly respect my black ancestors. Love is not a color or a race. I guess my parents got that part. Good job MLK!"
"Tell your story and tell it proud. Live a life that the people that forged your very DNA would take pride in.
Speak your truth, it may be the only truth that allows freedom to ring."
"Society tends to count you out when you're a double minority. It took me a while to realize that being black and a woman was two of the greatest strengths God blessed me with."
"With my business, I'm an inspiration to African-American women. Regardless of any hurdles or challenges I may face, I am motivated that my success can pave the way for other women of color."
"To the queens who stood before me, I thank you for your strength, your bravery, and grace. I know my spirit is a reflection of your love and guidance and I hope I make you just as proud of me as I am of you!"
"Being a woman of color is waking up to face a world that may misunderstand and fear you but having the grace of a queen and a strength of a warrior to endure it all."
"I know I'm white passing, I benefit from privilege, I will be the first to tell you that. I will never know the struggle that any darker black person has and will face as an American. All I know is that I won't let people tell me what I am. I'm black, I'm bold, I'm beautiful, and I'm here to stay."
"My blackness is a reflection of my beauty, my womanhood and my strength. It is all-encompassing. I go into the world fully aware of my brilliance, fortitude and responsibility to both my ancestors and the future generations to come. I choose to navigate with confidence and grace. Excellence, all around."