Original Collage by T.Allen-Mercado 2008 Copyright by Karma
-I unabashedly-albeit graciously, challenge the status quo.
Grown, ornery, hard-headed becomes free-thinking, assertive, fearless
-I choose love
I can't even begin to touch upon the doors that opened for me when I opened myself to the understanding that love begets love. Love is my religion.
(Starts to feel the sting of "I" statements, but continues...)
-I get it
As an Empath, HSP and someone who lives with the often debilitating effects of depression, I see the world through a different lens. I appreciate the view from here. It allows me a special place in the hearts of the misunderstood; privy to the things they long to tell but dare to speak. I listen with my heart, we communicate through my writing. It's a gift I feel privileged to possess and obliged to share.
-I am beautiful
"Oh no she didn't". Laughs. I have to put this out there because it's the truth. (Perhaps I should have chosen brutal honesty?) Meh, too late now.
My father's almond eyes, crooked teeth and full lips.
My Nana's moles. My Grandma's high cheekbones.
I am the rich brown of the sweetest tea.
Goddess. Lover. Wife. Mother
Beautiful. Black. Woman.