Because I can…

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I feel so politically on it when I wear this head wrap … like I’m making my big statement that yes I’m proud to be a woman of African descent in this green and pleasant land that destroyed my continent and continues to do so…

Stare at me if you will… go for it…

I’m just not that black woman who needs to downplay my heritage to fit into some Euro centric mould…. at work or anywhere else…

I do my job excellently, I strive to excel in everything I do not to prove a point against  stereotypes that black people are lazy and stupid which I encounter everyday in the UK but because I can and I will…

I remember at freshers week while ‘manning’ the black caucus stall at Cambridge uni, other black students literally hiding behind their white peers so as not to acknowledge their blackness….

So, yes this may seem trivial, insignificant, shallow but I say this Pan African, black conscious message with pride and without uttering a word…

 

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