For the Love of Black Girls

For the Love of Black Girls

My wonderful, brilliant, amazing brown sistas….we need to have a serious conversation. I’m speaking to you directly, and I need y’all to hear me from a humble place. Okay?

As an African American woman, there have been and continue to be numerous obstacles in life to overcome. From career, to social hierarchy, to love, and even friendships; it’s safe to say we sometimes have to fight for our seat at the table. And in a society that we often feel alienated from, we tend to desire companionship from someone who shares our struggles to lean on and cry to. Insert the black man.

There seems however to be an undying belief for the past couple decades that black men don’t desire black women as much as we desire them. And although there are many black men that readily admit to dating women of other cultures over black women due to their belief of economic and social advancement opportunities, there are just as many men (if not an overwhelming amount) that both desire and actively seek a black woman to love and protect.

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Self Love is the Best Love

Self Love is the Best Love

When love is in the air, it can be a wonderful feeling. Having someone that cares for you as much as you care for them is a secure and warm kind of emotion with no comparison. As OutKast reminds us though, if nothing lasts forever, then surely love doesn’t always last. And when our loves end, we sometimes find ourselves feigning the high of love again and scrambling to find new relationships to fulfill the high.

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