I Am a Black Woman

African-American/Black Women 1,058 People

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    WARNING! RANT AHEAD PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

    There is a "page" on EP called "I HATE BEING BLACK" where people, presumably both Black and White, go on and on about how much being Black sucks. Yay free speach! Yet, when one of us created an experience wherein she simply stated that she wasn't interested in a hookup with a...
    omaLostinatl omaLostinatl
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    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

    We are the women who marched from cotton fields

    into fields of medicine, entertainment and the white house. -Jada pinkett smith
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    growing up I loved being black

    even though i went to a majority white school. my parents, my friends and my teachers really did a good job of keeping my self esteem high. I was often told how pretty I was, how well behaved I was, how kind I was and how smart I was. I didn't see being black as a burden I saw...
    powerStorm powerStorm
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    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
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    I hate when guys say to me,

    "black girls are so hot" or "i love black girls". Like what? They think it's a compliment and I guess it is. But it just sounds like they like the stereotypical black girl. Ghetto and whatnot. So I don't get what they mean when they say that
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 22
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 20

    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

    Hey, my lovely sistas!

    Just wanted to let you know that you're beautiful. And intelligent. So go on out there and slay. 😊😊
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 3, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    When you are constantly bombarded with images

    of white women and white men being the ideal form of beauty is it a shock that a lot of black people develop a complex? Or when the only black women you see in the media is portrayed by a moxed race individual is it no wonder why many black people don't find their darker hues...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 3

    Just wanted to tell you

    that you're beautiful, ladies! <3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    -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
    7 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    I love my curves, my lips,

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

    I love being a black woman.

    I know the media tries hard to undermine us and make us feel like we are not attractive or we need to change ourselves to fit what they think is beautiful. I'm not buying it...I love my dark skin and I'm not going to let anyone make me feel any differently about it.
    LaFemme0924 LaFemme0924
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 10, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    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

    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
    22 Responses Aug 11, 2011

    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

    I wish I was black.My skins

    so pale,lips so thin, and don't enjoy kissing.Its hard to tan.I only get red.Im shaped like a 12 yr old boy.If I was mixed with black, Id have curves and wouldn't get wrinkles.I often get jealous of their thick huge tight curly hair. Mine is so limp and pin straight.They can do...
    lisaishere lisaishere
    26-30, F
    Aug 30, 2015
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    I don't consider biracial people black.

    Sorry not sorry but if you have two parents of different race or races i consider you biracial or mixed. I don't like how some black people try to pressure mixed race ppl ( with a black parent) into considering themselves fully black. They say things like well to white ppl...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 3

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 11

    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

    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
    14 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    Hello! Is there anyone interested in making

    $1000-$2000 possibly more a week from home? If so message me and I will tell you more... I hope everyone has a great day 😊
    VanessaIaso VanessaIaso
    46-50, F
    Sep 3, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 14

    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
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    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
    Oct 1, 2014

    I have 2 biracial parents

    who are clearly black and have black children so I've never questioned my blackness. But I was watching RHOP and There was this issue where one woman called another biracial because she had fair skin and dyed blonde hair and the name calling woman didn't care or understand why...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Apr 16

    The Reality Of A Dark Skinned Woman

    Dark skinned females in America are at the bottom of the barrel. We get down graded in rap music, on tv, stereotyped as being loud and ghetto fabulous with long weaves and fingernails, we get rejected by our own race of men whom would gladly choose a white women over us, we get...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Mar 20, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    I have dark skin and it sucks.

    I don't know why some people wish they had dark skin. I think non black chicks are lucky because they're more desirable and us black women are the least desirable and no man wants a dark skinned ugly black tall ***** like me. :( Some light skinned black woman looked at me and...
    sixfoottallbabe sixfoottallbabe
    26-30, F
    15 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    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

    I've notice how some black people would claim

    another race because they refuse to admit they are black. Some black men would assume I'm mixed because of my skin complexion and hair texture, and I'll tell them no, I'm all black baby, ha!
    constancemariefat constancemariefat
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 29, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 18, 2015

    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
    Barbiedoll89 Barbiedoll89
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 7, 2015

    I don't know what else to say.

    ..I love being me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 6

    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

    I love my chocolate skin,

    full lips, breasts and ***.
    Bluestarrr Bluestarrr
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    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

    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

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEING A BLACK WOMAN!

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