People can have opinions about me and I can keep lovin’ myself!

I will never succumb to the level of my haters. Let them talk about me! Imma let haters keep hatin’ on me and Imma keep doin’ me! People like me. People tell me I am pretty! I am a gorgeous African American woman and I love being myself! I don’t want to trade places with anyone else. I love my life. I have another poem coming out in the January 2017 NAMI Mercer Messenger newsletter. It’s another free verse poem that I shared. I believe I will have haters and naysayers for the rest of my life but I know who I am. I have an Identity to be more specific I have a “Black Identity” and God gave that to me! I am such a self-love advocate. Nobody is better than I am! No one can take my Black Identity away from me or my college degrees or my life experience with my mental illness!

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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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