This is my dedication to all the Sistas out there who do or don’t feel beautiful, appreciated, valued, loved, wanted, needed, fine, lovely, sought after, desired, wonderful and special.
For so many years you, as a Black Woman have been under attack on so many fronts. There was a time when your large backside, thick lips, big hips, full breast, dark color and hair were ridiculed. Now mainstream has tried to steal these traits as you see models with full lips, breast and hips. You see plastic surgeons making millions by placing enlarged silicon parts in a woman’s body to make them more attractive. You see many women tanning trying to get darker. I say you have been and will always be the standard of beauty.
The day has come for Black men to stop buying into the media’s portrayal of you and your so-called lose ways. For too long the media has used your likeness to make you seem mean, upset, smart mouth, sassy, over-sexed, taboo, unworthy, a harlot, a baby making factory, and undeserving of our love and respect. Now I can’t put all the blame on the media because we bought into it and put you down in songs, in movies, in our treatment of you, in our everyday conversations and in life in general.
We have seen far too many examples of how this world and the media will exploit you and your likeness. Well, I say no more! There isn’t a need for you to have straight hair, thin lips, a slender nose, be petite, have light skin, or embrace European looks or features to be considered beautiful.
You are beautiful woman! From your locks to your braids, your brush and go to your afro. From your caramel skin to your deep dark coffee black, From your small hips to your hourglass figure. From your head to your toe, from your small figure to your full size figure, from your diploma to your PhD, from being low-key to almost crazy. Your mind is beautiful when it’s at work, your actions are beautiful, You are beautiful.
We need to let our young ladies, daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins, aunts, and mothers know that they are beautiful and special. We need to let them know they’re not hoochies, hotties, shorties, jump-offs, dimes pieces, homie lover friends, video hoes, bitches, freaks and any other negative term you can think of.
MUCH LOVE TO MY SISTAS!