I was at a Catholic church yesterday and the church has a goal of promoting multiculturalism. I think there should be a Mary that looks African, a Mary that looks Asian, a Mary that looks Hispanic or even Native American. I would nominate myself as the Mary that looks African and just work for years on a statue in Honor of Maryam that looks exactly like me to ship to Africa or the Caribbean. I have always thought there should be non-white images of Mary but almost all the images are white. This is my opinion and I know it shouldn’t matter but in a lot of ways having one image is not inclusive to non-whites.
I am a Black Guyanese woman in my late 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 41-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 Sciences since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's writer course. I love reading memoirs and I 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! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite