Becoming comfortable just the way I am changed my life. I won’t change.

Sometimes when I was a little girl I got bullied by other kids badly. I would get called names like “blacky” and “too dark” and “darky” but one day I had a supernatural peace wash over me and it changed my life. My mom once told me my father got very different treatment from the other members of his family because of his skin color. I have grown very comfortable in my own skin now that I am older but that was not true for me as a kid. I got bullied a lot. I was stressed at school in third or fourth grade and a female principal at a Muslim school that even taught us Arabic and French skipped me twice as a nine year old girl. I was a smart girl but just about every compliment I got was like “pretty but dark” or “pleasant and nice but no”. I was healed by the great healer. This peace washed over me, and God’s divine intervention caused me to sleep better. I entered into rest because God my heavenly father said to me “daughter you are healed receive your healing from God”.

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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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