March is Woman History month
The Black Woman I Am
Written by Alicia Fleming www.ririjam.com
When they look at us black women,
They see the old-cotton-picking field hand, the old slave cook.
But that was a long time ago,
Now, the Black woman has arrived!
She has moved up from being a housewife to a
Business woman to a politician
She has taken charge!
Charge of her life, charge of her future
All the fears, all the reminiscing of the past,
The humiliation, are all behind her now.
When I look at the black woman of today, I see me.
I see my future, what I would like to be.
How I would like people to see me as a person, as a career woman
The black woman has combined fulfilling her role as a
mother and being a career woman
People look upon her and respect her.
The 80’s have brought new prospects for the black woman,
It has opened doors…
Open the outlook on careers and other opportunities
As a woman and …being Black
She has moved up from being an ordinary nurse to a
doctor, an engineer
People may try to put her down
They tell her that her place is in the kitchen!
Some even told her to go back to picking cotton
But, what does she care?
She is strong and determined to get ahead.
That’s the black woman I am.