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I Am a Black Woman

African-American/Black Women 1,089 People

    I will always regret getting my hair relaxed

    years ago. While growing up I never realized how beautiful natural hair can be when treated well.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    Trying to balance myself between Strong black

    female and Submissive black woman . Educate black girl and Empowered black princess. Why can't I be it all?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I am often ashamed to be white

    because we can be racist and spoiled and self centered. We oppressed you black women for centuries and still continue. Weve been placed on a pedestal for so long and are afraid to be kicked off. So we hate to see you praised for anything.Also that's why we don't want to include...
    lisaishere lisaishere 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    I want to be a black woman

    because they are so exotic. They have a unique beauty no other women have unless they are mixed with black;their ageless skin tones, hourglass shapes, big beautiful deep set almond eyes, and big wonderful lips, so many of us want and thick coarse beautiful hair. sigh. Also I see...
    lisaishere lisaishere 26-30, F Aug 30, 2015

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    I love my curves, my lips,

    my skin complexion. I honestly love my race❤️
    destyniee4 destyniee4 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    I love being a black woman.

    I love my butter pecan skin and how feminine colors like red and pink look so good against it. I love my fro too. I think my fro makes me really beautiful and feminine. I love the little fluffy coils in my hair and my hair is really soft. I always try to get some sun rays...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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    Proud and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I love being a black woman and apart of a people that are so strong and resilient. That have rich history even after all of the troubles we've faced.We are not simply what the News portrays us to be, what some music labels us, and what society believes we are. We're creative...
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 13 Responses Jan 21

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    Black Beauty

    When you find the right Black Woman you will find that she is worth more than gold. She has the warmest heart and will make you laugh. She will hold your hand when your heart is heavy. Her light from within is more brilliant than the brightest diamond. Remember she has always...
    EbonyLady EbonyLady 41-45, F 27 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    I do not have a huge behind it's medium size,

    I do not have big boobs down to the tummy, I am not a subhuman species like society says I am, just your regular human being just like everyone else. I am not the person who takes offenses lightly.....I mean who doesn't? I have a variety of music that I listen to such as...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    I like sharing ideas with my fellow black women

    because they know what to do when their husbands are in stress.
    Ronnie212 Ronnie212 26-30 Dec 2, 2015

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    -start rant- -.- there's a lot of annoying

    things about this fact... 1. Everything I do means I hate myself "I'm going to get a nose job" "You hate being black!" "....wtf?" 2. I have attitude ? I mean I'm so honest when I say I was not cursed with a bad attitude always had a positive and polite attitude yet I...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    As a teenager, many people would say

    that I know nothing about the struggles of black woman, but that is an absolute lie. Thinking about the past of African American women, I decided that I would like to be a Lawyer and study at Harvard University. I know that I can do it.
    kaaybee2 kaaybee2 18-21, F Oct 31, 2015

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    My Gosh Viola Davis was amazing in her

    acceptance speech last night. "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity"- Viola Davis Powerful!!!! I love being a black woman!!!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I am a chocolate beauty.

    My shade of chocolateness changes with the seasons. I love my kinky coily 4c hair. People look at me and don't know what to think or say. People try to stereo-type me. However, they cannot. I am a black woman, but that doesn't mean that I come from a broken home. Yes, I am a...
    OnlyCapri OnlyCapri 31-35, F 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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    I'm tired of getting messages from middle aged

    (married) white men. I will not feed into your age fetish. I will not feed into your race fetish. I will not help you cheat on your wife. If they wanted to be just friends fine, but this is never the case. Do any of you ladies encounter this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    *I wrote this story a

    while ago under a different name but feel like bringing it back to the forefront now. Dear Black Women, For the most part, I'd like to direct this to the black women of darker variety because that is what I am. But really, this is for all of us. You are beautiful. Surround...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 16 Responses Jan 29

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    I am a Black Woman. That doesn't mean I'm like

    all Black women or all Black women are like me or all Black people are alike. We all have different experiences that mold us as a human being, man or woman, and a person of the Black race. Michelle Obama being first lady is apart of her own experience as a Black woman, but an...
    micaconamor micaconamor 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING A BLACK WOMAN!

    THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN BEING A STRONG BLACK WOMAN!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    I am a black woman. I am exquisite.

    I am resilient. I am strength. I am the very essence of beauty. I am LOVE in motion. I am the rarest of all jewels. I am unmatched by no other. My crown can't be touched. Hear me roar.
    WarningSign WarningSign 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    If I straighten my hair,

    bleach my skin, and change my eye color I will still be black. Natural hair, a big booty, and brown skin dont make you black. It is the Soul within me that tells me I'm black
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    No weaves----------------------------------I

    hate weaves, lol, I'm black with curly hair. I don't have long flowing hair and that is me. I don't want to look like you, I'm proud to be me.
    heavensmissinanangel heavensmissinanangel 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    Dear Black Women, For the most part,

    I'd like to direct this to the black women of darker variety because that is what I am. But really, this is for all of us. You are beautiful. Surround yourself with people who see the beauty in you, the kind that radiates from the inside out and touches the hearts of many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    So I have nothing against dating interracially

    but the more I think of my grandparents and their strong but quirky love and my oldest brother, I really think about how nice it would be to marry a black man one day. I've pretty much only dated interracially and I've had good relationships as well as bad. I grew up in a mostly...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F Oct 29, 2015

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    We are the women who marched from cotton fields

    into fields of medicine, entertainment and the white house. -Jada pinkett smith
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    People need to stop hatin' on black women with

    darker skin. I don't understand why someone would say their skin is ugly, their skin tone is gorgeous.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    I'm finally coming into my own,

    and starting to like me. I had a hard time accepting myself and learning that I was different but that didn't lessen my worth (I grew up in the Burbs as one of the three black kids) Its hard dealing with my elder black relatives and their black disphoria. I can't stand non-poc...
    curriedarkness curriedarkness 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Not Your Typical Sistah...

    I am a Black woman...I like the color of my skin....the shape of my eyes, my nose and my mouth....my color is my joy..and not my burden...:)
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    The only black kid in class Growing up in a

    small town 5 minutes away from Detroit was alittle rough. The neighborhood was alright on certain sides but the schools were terrible. The teachers were pushing the model "A" for effort and still had the "dog, cat, mouse" poster on the 10th grade classroom walls. Some kids had...
    beyondbeautiful22 beyondbeautiful22 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    I want to be black.Im like

    that Rachel Dolezal lady.(many of us secretly want to be black)Black woman; Gods chosen, the first woman on earth, who we all descend from.I admire the black women, their strength,resilience,skin and curves.I wish I could wear braids like them without being criticized.They age...
    lisaishere lisaishere 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    One thing that disappoints me

    and baffles me about some members of the black community is the constant bashing of each other. Black women bashing black men and vice versa has to stop. As the beautiful race of people that we are, we should be uplifting each other and supporting one another as "brothers" and...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I know our hair is different

    but out hair is so HARD to manage. Our hair breaks off easily. No matter how much we try to take care of our hair. I'm so jealous of white, Hispanic and Asian hair because their hair is easier to manage and grow faster. Being black sucks! :( My mom's side is Nigerian and...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    I met and have found my love on meetblackwomen,

    org . At first he passedme by, but then he e-mailed me. That was 3 months ago, and I am selling my place in Houston and moving to Arizona to spend the rest of our lives together.We are a perfect match, and we found each other here on meetblackwomen,org . They manually censor...
    lilyerin lilyerin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    Check out the site Meet+tblackwomen.

    org if you are interested in meeting a black girl/guy!
    lilyerin lilyerin 26-30, F Dec 3, 2015

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    It took a lot of hard work to get to the point

    where I am able to look in the mirror and say I am not ugly. It took a lot of hard work to not point out all of my flaws. It took even more of an effort to look at society's image of the perfect girl with long legs,a tiny waist, long flowy hair, just perfect everything and not...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    I am a woman. I am black

    and I am dark. I have to face sexism, racism and colorism. But I wouldn't trade who I am for anything. I will continue to carry the strength passed down to me from my ancestors. Us black women have it hardest in this tough world. We have to stick together, love each other and...
    NayaAngelou NayaAngelou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    It's hard being one sometimes.

    Dealing with tangled kinky hair, dealing with all the negative views from black and non-black men and society, and dealing with the fear of being alone forever because of these views. It sucks.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    It's kind of upsetting

    when people misunderstand the black lives matter movement or white privilege. I just want to sit down with people on the individual basis and explain it but I don't have the time or energy so for now I just have to be forgiving of their obliviousness and naivety.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    I'd say one of the benefits of having darker

    skin is the retention of your youth. My mom is almost in her 50's and could easily pass as someone in their 30's! Ahh she's so pretty.
    shestehsweetest shestehsweetest 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2, 2015

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    This might be a long post sorry in advance.

    When i was six years old i moved to a predominantly white area . My first day of first grade i remember walking into the classroom , there were no other little black kids or teachers just me. Little did little me know that was just the beginning of my long journey here. I'm now...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    I love the way God majestically created me.

    From the silky rasp of my voice, the gentle sway of my hips. And he loves the way the light catches my skin. The glow, a hint of warm, sweet mocha that peaks out beneath my modest covering. I love being me. I love being a black woman.
    bluebaby072 bluebaby072 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    Growing up, I didn't see color.

    My mother and father raised my sister and I in predominantly white neighborhoods and although there were a handful of black children, my friends were almost always white. I made Asian friends, and Latino friends but the dominant race was always white. As a child, this was not...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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    sitting in church looking at all the older

    women, admiring the beauty, strength, compassion, and loyalty in these beautiful black women. what they have, what they represent is not something that can be faked. loving my community, loving my culture, loving my family, loving my God, loving myself. black is beautiful (oh...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17, 2015

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    Just got into another fight with a good friend

    of mine over the racial issues and police brutality in the US. Surprisingly this time this friend wasn't a white guy. He has a mixed background.. But he's much younger than me so maybe thats why it escalated like it did. Im so over feeling even more alone when you feel like so...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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