I feel pride in my identity as a black lady but because of racism certain prejudices still exist against African Americans and others in The United States of America and elsewhere. I believe in God. My strong faith and conviction in my higher power keeps me sane and grounded. I’m sure God is with me in this fight. I know I am not alone. God is with me. I believe in God and I find it easy to forgive others and let go of offenses. I feel so much better about myself since God made himself real to me in my early 30s after having a spiritual experience when I was alone in the middle of a parking lot. As a little girl in my birthplace of Brooklyn, New York I got victimized and bullied a lot as a little black girl even before I had any weight issues. I actually became vegetarian a few months ago. I was able to lose like 50 pounds on my own without help.

My experiences as an eight or nine year old with bullying and colorism was just hard for me. I got picked last and I had been bullied at school on and off since third or fourth grade. I know God is real and he is a healer.

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TheAyeshaSite

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 Sciences 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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