Which comes first my womanhood or my blackness? This is a debate that I have had within myself since my sophomore year in college. A debate that I discuss often among my friends. Can you be a woman of color and differing ethnicity and separate these traits from your womanhood or must one take precedent above the other.
I remember reading the Invisible Man in college and often felt invisible myself and wondered who if anyone has so eloquently written the story of the invisible black woman.
Who do I belong to first? Who am I? Who needs me the most: the black community or women? I have come to the conclusion for me the two are inseparable. I am not one without the other; my womanhood is shaped by my race. I am unable to separate blackwoman into two words.
Are there any other race/ethnicity of women/men that go through this struggle or do I alone battle with reconciling these feelings?
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My Blog List
- ► 2009 (74)
- Should HIV/AIDS be viewed as a Chronic Illness?
- CNN Black in America
- The Great American Equalizer
- Why Lie?
- Which Should Come First?
- Please Welcome Mr. Man
- Black Athletes and the Media
- Is it a pea, bean or legume?
- Satire Be Damned
- Race in America
- Mental Recession
- Men I Probably Should Not Be Attracted To
- Freedom to Fascism
- The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back
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