Grand Rising Friends,
Welcome to my thoughts. I am an African- Canadian woman who happens to not fit in anywhere. If that sounds like you, I want you to say out loud; “hell yea” because honestly, there is no where else to be. Trying to fit in somewhere is putting yourself in a box with no room for change. You will usually get too
big for that box and would want something else but the fear of the unknown will keep you in that box.
WE DON’T WANT THAT...
What does being African- Canadian have anything to do with this? Well, let me tell you what I am thinking. As an African woman, some things are known as taboos/frowned upon but embraced by the Canadian culture and vice versa but today I am only going to talk about one of each.
- In Canada and the USA, most high corporate jobs would rather hire a black person who has straight caucasian like hair (wigs, weave, straightened) than someone who has their natural thick hair out. Things are changing though so let’s have some faith
- In Africa, the exploration of your sexuality is not even a conversation. You stick to what your religion tells you and that is it.
Well people like me are about to shake all these tables and have these preconceived attitudes fall off!
in conclusion, if you find ANYTHING!!! that makes you feel like yourself, do not wait for someone else to tell you to be that person or make that decision. Your life is in your hands. Stop giving others the permission to write your story.