Guest Story by Cynthia
From the moment this historical event entered my world, I have been thinking about what the impact of this means me and how it will continue to affect my life. You see, I am not only a Beautifully Dark skinned sista, I am also a Beautifully Dark skinned Amputeed sista. I have been a Below the Knee amputee all of my life and the greatest of challenges for me was overcoming the stigma of “I am not capable enough to take care of myself or am smart enough to do so.” On top of being told without being told that I am nothing to be valued. I am truly excited and waiting with bated breathe for the opening of this Documentary. I was so moved by the vision of this, I created a poem in honor. Hoping you enjoy and find hope and strength from it.
ODE TO THE DARK QUEEN
By Cynthia Jacob-Brown
Here’s to the Blackness, The Essence of…The Heartbeat of She…The Eclipse that covers the moon. The WHOLE that takes all light in the universe and swallows it.
I understand now…My dark intimidates you. My dark frightens you. My dark beckons you to “LOOK AND SEE ME”
Don’t get it twisted!!!…ya don’t scare…ya don’t shrink…ya don’t hide me away to keep me from being seen. Honey Child!!!… even the shadow will show itself and you cannot get away that easily.
Huh!!!…won’t be denied my rightful place in the sun. All who have seen my beautiful darkness, my strong blackness have bowed down to my tone and have strived to EMULATE me and my god given natural beauty.
Didn’t have to purchase products to get the tonal color desired. I just am, I just am, I JUST AM THE BEAUTIFUL…THE POWERFUL…THE COVER OF STRENGH PERSONIFIED.
ALL BOW DOWN TO…THE BLACK QUEEN ALL HAIL ME…ALL HAIL ME…ALL HAIL ME….
YOU SEE, YOU JUST WANT TO BE…ME.
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