You’re scared because I’m black.
You shoot because I’m black.
You kill because I’m black.
I am black.
I am proud.
I am a woman.
Proverbs 31 to be exact.
It is my job to protect my brother.
In the words of Beyonce
“I ain’t sorry oh no hell nah!”
I did not pick the color of my skin.
I did not ask for so much melanin.
But on today and EVERY other of my life.
I am proud of my race.
I want better for my race.
I will not stop until we receive the respect we deserve!
I am Trayvon Martin.
I am Tamir Rice.
I am Sandra Bland.
I am Michael Brown.
I am Alton Sterling.
I am Philandro Castile.
I am so many lives taken I’ve lost count.
All lives matter.
I’m tired of waiting for change.
We must be the change.
Take action today!