Black women, contrary to popular belief, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Secretary of State with five degrees, or chicken plant worker with a GED. Short hair. Long hair. Nappy or straight. Weave down to your oh my goodness. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Vestal Virgin or Whore of Babylon. Lesbian. Straight. Somewhere in between. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Married. Unmarried. Or It’s Complicated. You are not your marital status. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Passel of kids. Child free or Child less. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Interracial dater. Monoracial dater. BOB or BOG. With a uterus or without. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Skinny as a rail or comfy to hug. YOU ARE ENOUGH. OOW or SAHM or WAHM or any other acronym they create to divide us. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
You have the right to love and be loved or choose none of the above. You don’t have to make yourself over in ANYONE’s image, especially those who would tell you otherwise. It is they who are lacking. It is they who have such low self esteem that they must demean others in order to uplift themselves. They are to be pitied, but never believed because YOU ARE ENOUGH.
Copyright 2012 Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
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14 thoughts on “Black Women: You Are Enough”
This is so PROFOUND!!! Thank you Roslyn for putting it into words so BEAUTIFULLY. In a world where it seems like we sometimes try to tear one another down in order to be lifted up. It’s so nice to see such powerful words of encouragement and feel empowered to look in the mirror and love the person you see looking back at you.
I am sharing this on my facebook and twitter pages!!!!!!! I am ENOUGH!!!!
Tell it on the mountain, Ms Holcomb. Tell it.
Thanks, Ros! This was so beautiful!!!
I really like this too!
Thank You! Tha made me feel really good! My new Mantra.
Well done! This is an affirmation and should be read and repeated until it takes root and you know, that you know, that you KNOW, that YOU Are enough!
Reblogged this on I AM VanB.
Thank you. Wonderful!
beautiful, thank u
Hi! Love the blog post…and ‘Rock Star’ 🙂
So, so true and it’s a shame that too many Black women don’t think that way. Years ago in the 90’s I used to go to a 12 step meeting where at the end of the meeting, everybody had to give a positive affirmation to themselves and speak it out loud. You know what the main one was? “I am enough!”
I can’t believe it took me so long to find a great website of a multicultural romance writer. I found you via What About Our Daughters . I love the post. Thanks so much for speaking the truth! I also downloaded your latest book, “Men Aren’t Stupid” which was kinda mindblowing because it was the raw and uncut truth. I’m a Roslyn Hardy Holcomb fan now. I also quoted this post on my tumblr with attribution and link to you and your website.