I have never been popular or been anyone’s favorite person…

Self acceptance took me by surprise. When I was a little girl I can remember other kids being horrible to me and adults being critical of me and my mother. I was never anyone’s favorite child. I was my mother’s daughter and she loved me unconditionally since I was a little girl. My mom and I have a really good relationship now that I’m in my 30s. My mom still works as a school nurse and has a midwifery license and is an amazing woman! I can remember how kids would tell me I was “too dark” and I was “too black”. Kids treated me terribly when I was a child. When I got to be a teenager a light skinned girl told me “you’re pretty to be dark skinned” and it was like somebody had told me I was Miss America. Getting older has its perks because I’m as Schizophrenic as I want to be and I love myself. That’s crazysexycool!

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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