I Am An American of African Descent

I am am a Rastafarian, a woman, a social worker, a mother, grandmother and a person who has something to say.  I have been reading the different stories and have commented on several  but I feel like I should be speaking/shouting about things that are revelant to our community.  I love my people and I love myself.  My ancestors have made me the person that I am today.  We share so much in common but we keep dwelling on things that were talked about hundred of years ago.  Of course, we have to remember where we came from to move forward, but I have knowledge of where I came from and most of us do, but I want to move forward.  I want to talk about revelant issues, job losses, situations in our own cities, money, life, sex or no sex, attitudes that we share  children, daily life crisis, sunny days, we have a whole gamut of isssues to talk about.  There is so much to share.  There are so many thiings to be thankful for.  I feel great all the time.  No one wants to listen to a constant complainer, it is the quickest way to loose a friend/s.  Let's hear more positive things.  I know that we are always facing negative situations but being whatever we are calling ourselves this year does not help the problem.  We are judged and have always been judged by our skin color and our speech.  I cannot run away from who I am or say that I am another race.  I have a rainbow of colors in my family because of our ancestors plight and it was terrible but we are all united because of our ancestory.  Things remain the same but they do change if we can change in the process.   Let's talk, laugh and be proud of who we are.  We cannot love anyone else until we start loving who we are.  I love the skin that I'm in, this is who I am and I'm OK with it.  I love hard and am affected by many negatve things that are happening in our communities and the world at large but I will survive because the Creator and my ancestors are with me.  We have taken for granted of all the things that they did to make our situations better.

Blessings for all at Experience Project especially, this group.  I am where I want to be and where I should be.  I have been here before and somehow I lost most of my writings but I'm back and I'm Black and I will continue to support all the people on this site.  The stories have helped me survive the many  crisis that life has presented  me.

Peace, love and guidance, always,

Migod

Migod Migod
51-55, F
1 Response Mar 6, 2009

Thank you for your post, Migod. I always try to encourage others because we can't do anything about the past. I'm prettyinvolved with a few things because I want to make a difference.<br />
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Gennee