Written By Erin T. McMillon


Because there are also times when I am happy; times when I’m sad; when I’m frustrated; giddy; calm.

And then there are times when I’m just there.

Because I am a human being and I have a range of emotions, just like every other human being.

The problem is, as that as a black woman, I’m constantly labeled as angry.

But reality is that I am entitled to my emotions … ALL OF THEM.

And if there are moments when I am angry, I have EVERY RIGHT TO BE!

You see, black women are arguably the most educated group in the US … but are definitely the most undervalued.

Our bodies are sexualized and fetishized as soon as we hit puberty. But if we try to embrace that and the natural human sex drive, we’re seen as promiscuous.

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A revealing post by Erin McMillon about the culture most black women in America endure.  My twitter handle was once  #AngryBlackLady.   Today, I don’t give a fuck what people think. I am going to be me.  You can like me or hate me, that’s your problem, not mine.  It’s a hard line– one that is protective and reduces my stress levels. Many black women feel the same.