We’re living in a time where even though we talk about ditching the label; we’re still putting labels on everything. If you look on my instagram or my twitter or here on my blog, it’s easy – and I know it’s easy because I do it – to put a label on me.
Angry black woman
but I am so much more than the perception I have created.
I’m just t.
I laugh too loud, I share anything and everything, I’m partial to a gin and tonic and I have a love affair with the Real Housewives, actually, it’s more of an obsession. I don’t really like fruit, I’m more of a broccoli kind of gal. I am more than the colour of my skin. I have this weird thing where I don’t like things being left open, cupboards or bin lids. I have four tattoos, the one on my back is my favourite, it says ebi l’okun mi, which means my family is my strength. I love having nice things and I hate not having my nails painted. I’m sarcastic but sometimes my words can be cutting and mean. I’m actually a little bit spiritual. I am fiercely loyal and protective when it comes to my friends, I practice tough love but when I got you, I got you. I hate cucumber and celery and almonds. I read my horoscope everyday and I love quotes. I cannot stand forced happiness but I love to laugh and smile and jump up and down like a five year old who’s had a shot of espresso. I don’t always think before I speak and sometimes it comes out plain rude. I can’t remember waking up in the morning without anxiety in my tummy. I always have hand moisturiser and lip balm in my pocket. Oh and brunch is the greatest meal in the world.
I was talking to a friend and we were discussing the definition of a strong woman and we came to the conclusion that a strong woman does not have to go out and save the world, she doesn’t have to kick things down or build things back up again, she does not necessarily have to be physically or mentally strong. A strong woman is unapologetically herself. And in a world that’s constantly telling you what you should and should not be, how you should and should not live, being unapologetically yourself is real strength.