Each day, I go out and try to make a living and think about the things I want for myself. I'm not trying to change the world or make a difference. Deep down, I wish I could but I don't. I'd love to be able to give my family and close friends all of their desires. I'd love to be able to get up and go to work without having pains in my joints. I mean, how awesome would it be to end every single day knowing that you had a great one again. So no, I don't think I'm a strong black woman.
I see women like Olivia Pope, Mary Jane Paul, and Cookie Lyons and think I'm nothing like those women. I'm nothing like Annalise Keating, Bow Johnson or Candace Young either. So where do I actually fit in? I don't relate to any of them. When people are looking for strong black women on television are those the characters they're referring too? I mean when I was growing up I never related to Charlene, Tootie or Vanessa either. I guess, at the end of the day you have to pick out the real people in your life and say that's who I admire, relate to and want to emulate. Whether its all that that person gives or just a piece.
So what exactly is strength? Is it strength to leave a relationship that wasn't right for you? How about persevering in a job that you absolutely hate? Am I a strong black woman because I asked for help when I knew I couldn't do it alone? Maybe I embody strength because I took on the "big guys". But is that true if I ended up settling? Who the hell knows. One thing is for sure, no one can deny I'm a black woman hahaha