Whenever I make a choice for myself, I always feel like the bad guy.
Don’t want to go to an event and say so? Bad guy.
Don’t want to be touched and move away? Bad guy.
Don’t want to do something for someone else and mention it? Reallyyyyy bad guy.
Black women in America have been seen as community property for so long that people take offense when we say no. For hundreds of years, we were expected to do everything for everyone. Unfortunately things haven’t changed much. Black women are expected to solve the world’s problems, all while little is being done to solve the problems Black women face.
I’ve known my whole life that “No,” is a complete sentence. (I got a perfect score on the English section of the ACT. #humblebrag) However, I’ve only recently started living it. Some people may be surprised or even offended by the change.
Do I care?