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Meet Me

Who am I? An enigma nursing a migraine from living in the Midwest. My travels abroad are my only pain reliever as I work my way through med school. I am the loud yet invisible, free yet shackled, bourgeois yet boheme, radical black womanist/feminist who can’t seem to keep her feet planted in this amerikkka. Ya see, it’s difficult to maintain my balance when tiptoeing on the hyphen between my ancestry and my location, while there is a steel-toed boot kicking my vagina. My enlightened consciousness struggles with shallow worldly concerns, yet refuses to apologize for seemingly trite concessions. I am bright lights fused with dark shadows and all the light and dark grays that dance in between.  My work history has varied from being a corporate cog-in-the wheel by day, and slanging liquor to cat daddies with fluorescent gators by night. I pursue a career with the hopes that God will use me as a vessel to heal; yet I could be best described as a faithfully pious agnostic. So what do I believe in? Love and Peace. Which is never truly achieved while robbing someone of the personal freedom to pursue their joys and purpose in the name of honoring a spirit none of us can see or touch. I am carefully guarded but wide open if you ask the right questions. I am the nerd wishing for happy hour, and the partygirl who would rather be reading a book. Snarky. Loveable. Tenacious. Unsatisfied. Indefinable. Aptly described as the most extroverted hermit you’ll ever meet. Hypocritical? Maybe. Honest? Always. Apologetic? Not Anymore.

Not one of us are everything that we believe in all at the time, I’m just grown enough to admit it now. Ya heard?

2 comments

  1. I am a fellow black woman with wanderlust. I have travelled throughout a lot of Western Europe, Dubai, and now find myself in Buenos Aires and, interestingly enough, in the same ECELA program you cite in your blog. This is only my second day here in an intensive 2 week course. I’d love to hear more of your thoughts regarding the program and on daily life as a black tourist/student in B.A. I am from Los Angeles and have a Masters in French from NYU.

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer H.


  2. May 20, 2008

    Hello there,

    I’d like to invite you to join in an online discussion we are having at my blog, BLACK WOMEN BLOW THE TRUMPET!, about “Examining The Hurdles For Black Feminists and White Feminists”.

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

    http://blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com



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