I am a colored girl.
Proud. Stressed. Happy. Encouraged. Supportive. Overwhelmed. Successful. Passionate. Hungry.
With all that said – I loved Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange riveting play.
Yes, I too try to celebrate and understand all the complexities from the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
Each frame of the movie became more captivating and I felt my skin simply exfoliate all the pain, joy, cries, and humility of each ‘Colored’ girl — because that’s our story. Complicated. Valiant. Hopeful. Forgiving.
Witnessing the phenomenally talented and beautiful actors on the screen was mind blowing and historical. Each scene became more cathartic for this colored girl.
I cherish the feeling of being colored each day, and strive to break society’s stigma of what it means to be a colored girl.
My little girl is three and she must over-stand that being a colored girl is a fabulous gift wrapped without the bow and not in a box.
In doing so I must love, understand, appreciate, empower, share, take off my cape, and simply be authentic.
No perfection here – just a woman living her purpose, keeping her eyes on the prize and learning to accept rejection and keep it moving.
This thing called life it always easy.