These burdens remain. One of the first blogs I published when I began this journey. Originally shared February 2015.
A burden by definition is a load that is especially heavy for one to carry. A blessing, on the contrary, is a beneficial thing for which one is grateful. Is it feasible for someone to be grateful for a load that is especially heavy for them to carry? I submit to you that it depends on the load. There is not a day that I rise that I am not grateful that God made me a Black woman. This is true. I am honored and proud to be Black. But there is another truth; and it is that I’ve had some negative experiences as a direct result of being Black.
Today I would like for readers to reflect upon a burden that is carried and rarely spoken of. It is the burden of being Black. In the same vein, I ask readers to identify blessings of being Black. I have…
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