Today I stumbled onto a new “holiday” while I was in the blogosphere. I ran across Sister Toldja’s blog and discovered that she created Happy Black Girl Day. It is celebrated every second Wednesday of every month. I’m not too late because this is only the 8th one. But I am glad that I stumbled across it.
Too many times black women have a complex about themselves brought upon by the many statistics that the media places out there about them. (Personally I don’t take these things with a grain of salt for I am a hopelessly optimistic person.) Black women are too often too angry. Black women have a slim chance of finding love because the black man is either gay or in jail AND the ones that aren’t either are just too dumb. (I’m not making this up.) I think that in today’s society that it is hard enough to be a woman….but then to add to that being a black woman……things get a little bit tougher. So many stereotypes to overcome, so many pressures to get over. I wake up and thank God everyday that I was born a black woman. I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is something about the inner strength of a black woman that makes me lift my head up high. I wouldn’t be here today or be the woman that I am without the strength and courage of a black woman (I love you, Mama…RIP).
But today is a day to just sit back and take stock that is the beauty that is…..us. Happy Black Girl Day! Thanks to Sistah Toldja for such a wonderful idea.