I am a Black woman.
I am a Black woman who loves Jesus.
I am a Black woman who enjoys Star Wars.
I am a Black woman who is passionate about education.
I am a Black woman who indulges in splashes of color, sometimes in the form of painted lips.
I am a Black woman who likes her hair to be distinct and free.
When I show up as me, the real me, I’m not always perceived as my greatest potential.
Sometimes my strength is perceived as defiance.
Sometimes my style is perceived as unprofessional.
Sometimes my confidence is perceived as arrogance.
Sometimes my honesty is perceived as hostility.
I can only be the best version of who I was created to be (still in progress).
And if you’re looking for an apology, let me tell you with as much love as I can: don’t hold your breath.
Blazer & Boots: @rossdressforless