Wow I hear voices everyday of my life unless I’m asleep and they don’t always have nice things to say about me (Ayesha Karim).

You know the saying “experience is the best teacher”. That is the most true saying in life. I think of the way the other kids that were like me treated me when I was a little girl child and I shudder. I grew from a little hurt black girl to a 36 year old black woman who loves and accepts herself. You can’t tell me there is no God. God made self acceptance and self love possible for me in my 30s. I don’t feel average or less than any other woman. I feel like the African American woman I am is the woman I want to be. I see people obsessed with tanning and I see black people bleaching their permanent tans to look white and it messes with my head sometimes. I get really dark in the summer and so does my Indian friend Mike but I see that as a beautiful thing and something to embrace about Ayesha. I remember when I was a little girl I did not see this “Ayesha Day” coming and it only took until my 31st birthday. I was just in my 20s not too long ago. Here I am!

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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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