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What it Means to Be a Black Woman?

Subject: What it Means to Be a Black Woman

The Black woman is the mother of human civilization, her value is downplayed by the dominant society with hopes that she will not recognize her value. Being a Black woman is a gift. Intuitively Black women are very creative and their creativity has allowed them to survive and thrive throughout life. Black women have historically been the support system for Black men and have been the glue that has kept the Black family together. Black women collectively have experienced many traumas and much healing is needed to restore her confidence and faith within herself.


 Black women and girls are marginalized and sexualized. But Black women are also racialized. They are often confronted with issues of power and control in addition to structural and blatant racism. Black women and girls face obstacles at higher rates than other women and girls. From the classroom where Black girls are six times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their White counterparts, to the workforce where Black women still only make 64 cents to every dollar made by their White, male counterparts and face an almost 10 percent unemployment rate, to the ballot box where they are the most likely to be overlooked in policy decisions, despite their high turnout.

To be a Black woman means that you are a builder of nations who perseveres through the hurdles life throws. A Black woman is most empowered when she has a strong supportive foundation invested in her success. A Black woman living within her truest form is a woman who is interested is seeing others win in life. She understands that this way of thinking is a reflection of who she is and it will only return back to her in time.

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